Monthly Archives: March 2007

four way stops

Getting my children to and from school each day is an exercise in concentration. Between our house and their schools are no less than half a dozen stop signs. Not normal stop signs where you stop, look, listen, and then … Continue reading

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Truth in the Trenches

Raised in the white-bread-middle-class-heartland, I grew up assuming that democracy was akin to godliness and that majority rule, if not always sweet, was fair. As a girl child with three brothers, I knew both the bane and blessing of minority … Continue reading

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pacifists playing laser tag

The morning’s news was presidential candidates posturing about the warring in Iraq. I groaned as the strong pre-announcement statements are couched in qualifiers and deadlines replaced with timelines. Hindsight offers a remarkable view of what should not have been, but … Continue reading

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flip-flops

During the last presidential convention season the Republicans had a field day with Senator John Kerry’s fluctuating vote patterns. “Flip-flop, flip-flop,” the crowd shouted as they waved colorful rubber sandals in the air. “Flip-flop!” While one had to admire the … Continue reading

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