The First Ten Words

An Apology

I insulted those of you who have deeply held religious beliefs, with coarse and base vulgarity. I was flippant about not one, not two, but three incredibly important subjects. And, while it isn’t the first time, I chose to shut people out because of their beliefs rather than to try to facilitate the kind of discourse we need in this country.

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Anything but…

The point of this column is that I am sick to death of writing about politics, current events, the state of our Union, and the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

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So simple and so hard

How in the name of hell did we wind up back here? This is the kind of thing you see in black and white footage from Alabama in 1964. Haven’t we moved beyond this?

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What it Takes

And today, I sit in my white, male, middle-class privilege thinking to myself, “Well, now people are going to be afraid to call the police.”

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