Reflections while resting

One rides to arrive. Another just to survive. I, to be alive. With each stroke of the pedal, through an endless rolling landscape, under a cloudless sky with 90 degree heat, one can feel themselves getting a little fatigued. You could chalk it up to road exhaustion, but more than anything else, I just need […]

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The BLM Conundrum

During my time as a small-town newspaper reporter, I occasionally had the opportunity to write opinion columns. Since I was vocal about LGBT rights and the fact that I’m an atheist, I quickly developed a name for myself in the community. What that name was varied depending on who was talking, so needless to say […]

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Tamir Rice in an English class

I’m currently in the midst of a two-week substitute teaching job in an English Literature class, talking to high school juniors and seniors about the finer points of William Gibson’s “The Miracle Worker” and Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried,” respectively. And before the teacher took his temporary leave, he had also handed out a […]

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