Death’s Long-Shadow

long shadow

Irony is the long-shadow of death. It is early morning yet. I have just administered my mother’s drugs. Something to slow the system. Something to move the system. A child of Appalachia, Mama spent sixty years sucking on the unlit end of a tobacco stick. Now she draws her breath from a gadget that resembles [Read More...]

The Problem with Talk Radio

Talk Radio

  Not that I’m a genius or anything close to it but I have stumbled upon the source of all of America’s troubles and I am happy to report that is it not me. And it is not you. You want to know what’s really destroying this country? You want to know what’s really breaking [Read More...]

A Father of a Different Sort

boy & dog

Those Father’s Day commercials are difficult to watch. The ones in which dads happily take sons fishing or sportingly play catch with their daughters. Where does a child go to get a dad like that? Undoubtedly that’s a question Xzayvion Riley must have wondered as the eight-year-old endured the blows that would take his life. [Read More...]


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