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laws, guns, and money, pt 1

In the light of horrendous massacres, those who have a heart cry out to “do something” to prevent further atrocities. However, a narrow focus on gun control—or worse, mental health—at best only treats symptoms. 1,027 more words


What's a Slave's Life Worth?

The Odyssey follows the slaughter of the suitors with the mutilation and murder of slaves: the torture of the goatherd Melanthios (Od. 22.474–477) and the hanging of twelve slave women ( 861 more words



A sound rings true,

its color blue,

the violence pervasive in life,

a hug that soothes

the angry youth

and cuts through the tension like a knife. 27 more words

Child of Capitalism

Child of Capitalism

Sometimes I’m a child.

I want the world to hug me,

wrap me in a blanket,

whisper gibberish,

baptize me in the Black Sea and cut me… 76 more words


Dark Days in Chicago: The Rehabilitation of an Urban Terrorist

“Dark Days in Chicago:  The Rehabilitation of an Urban Terrorist” will be released to the retail market in 3 to 4 months.  I’m very excited about this work that evolved into a new experience for myself.  284 more words

Creative Nonfiction

The burning spark

were safe, they thought;

would learn to earn,

you wouldn’t know;

is that spark, not a glow?

from a flaming gun.

a moment,  the eyes were curious, 23 more words