We are a Gold Star Family: Sucks 2 be U

Gold Star

  Daddy was the first dead person I ever saw. A child never forgets that image of their father in uniform, dead in a shiny metal casket. I remember the bloat in his face, the result of dying in jungle heat. That swollen face made Daddy look like somebody else’s father. My daddy wasn’t a [Read More...]

Dark Energy & the Aussie Poet

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Dark Energy is expanding at an alarming rate, threatening our very universe. And you thought all you had to worry about is getting studded tires on your car. What exactly is dark energy? you ask. Good question. Terry Gross asked the same thing  of  Saul Perlmutter on her show the other night. Perlmutter is a [Read More...]

Grace for a Dying Man

They say any extra day for a dying man is grace. I’m not so sure that holds true when it’s the state that’s in charge of the dying. There’s no question he got what was coming to him. Andy DeYoung cut down his mama, her in her own bed sleeping. When her cries woke up [Read More...]


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