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Why I hate the Fourth...not America

Ask my sons, I’m a real drag on the Fourth of July.

That’s because I know enough history and political science to know that our country was founded by rich men’s wars…and we’re still fighting rich men’s wars. 254 more words

Polity

Book Review: Thunder Boy Jr.

Sherman Alexie has always been one of my favorite authors, he excels at reminding us the importance of individuality while embracing heritage. I think Alexie does an excellent job in… 337 more words

Book Reviews

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Junior is a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation.  Born with a variety of medical problems, he is picked on by everyone but his best friend.  

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Books

Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

For my first “official” review, I’ll just start with my most recently completed novel. True Diary had been on my TBR list for at least two years. 229 more words

Book Review

Fathers

Father’s Day was yesterday. I didn’t really celebrate it. I got my Dad nothing and did nothing for him personally. I didn’t even tell him “Happy Father’s Day,” because that’s how our relationship is: dissociation and apathy at its best. 398 more words

Life

How Do We Forgive Our Fathers?

Curt. Abrasive. Short. That is how I answer my father’s questions.

I’m fine. Yeah, things are good. Nothing new to report, I say. 

I hang up the phone after five minutes of conversation. 1,137 more words

Poetry