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Only Femicide

“The woman, Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was stabbed, skinned and disemboweled…” “Look, I don’t want the topic to be only femicide… This issue has been manipulated a lot in the media… I ask feminists, with all due respect, not to paint … Continue reading

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Flavorcide

I’m impaled by a witticism that wants outing.  My dad died in an old folks’ home as he was foot-scooting himself to breakfast in his wheelchair one morning. Everyone foot-scooted, no one got pushed. It was promoted as therapeutic exercise.  … Continue reading

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Roots

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/26/opinion/media-politics.html Do you want to predict how a certain region is going to vote in the 2020 presidential race? Discover who settled the region in the 17th and 18th centuries. If the settlers were from the East Anglia section of … Continue reading

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One-One-Twenty-Twenty

At nine PM on New Year’s Day 2020, it’s quiet in my neighborhood. Two earsplitting reports in quick succession rip the peace: POP-POP. A second or two of silence, then one more: POP. I recall an old cartoon in which … Continue reading

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Dream

I once said to my dad in a dream, “What did you think? That you fucked my mother and got an idiot?” I was cooking an elaborate turkey stuffing in my mother’s kitchen to celebrate for the umpteenth time their … Continue reading

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The Macaroni Line

This article is about how a small Texas town near me survived losing its Walmart store. I like it for its local history and photographs. Edna is “a community of about 5,700 people surrounded by rice fields, ranches and grassland.” … Continue reading

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Shades of Black

Stories in today’s press foster a rumination about “misconduct.” The monarch of Thailand banished two courtiers from his entourage for “extremely evil misconduct.” Unpacking the phrase’s implications suggests there may be three shades of misconduct: Misconduct (White) Evil misconduct (Grey) … Continue reading

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