In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 17 & 18

Dedicated to the people struck down by COVID-19. On Day 17 of self-isolation, for some reason I wake up thinking of William Golding’s novel The Lord of the Flies. It brilliantly explores the human struggle, which civilization covers up and denies. Morality, law, and culture versus anarchy, bloodlust, power, amorality, selfishness, violence. An eerie sense … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Days 17 & 18

Surviving the Whiplashes of History and American Gun-Culture Violence

There comes a day, sometimes, when it seems all that there remains to do is to sit and weep, staring out at the world through tears of salt, gazing through windows of murky glass. Seeing leaves, earth, sky, rain, even the path of the wind in tall grass. But not seeing. No, not really. Where … More Surviving the Whiplashes of History and American Gun-Culture Violence