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Blood sports.

At the Berkeley Slam right now for the Battle of the Bay Indi World Poetry Slam edition. Jason’s competing. I almost wrote “performing,” and that’s what it is, but here, it’s all about competition. And I like competition. We all … Continue reading

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She says she’s tired. That’s the first thing she says when we arrive and she’s lying in a hospital bed hooked up to the dialysis machine. Her hands, gnarled from years of cleaning and cooking, hands that held me when … Continue reading

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Even closer to home.

From an article in Time Magazine on Trinity United Church of Christ: The bulk of Trinity-goers are among the thousands living on Chicago’s South Side, a sprawl of cracked sidewalks and boarded buildings that inspires fear among the city’s middle … Continue reading

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