Racism, Tragedy, Comedy: Sorting Out the Sordid Donald Sterling Fiasco

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The NBA went into a feeding frenzy last week (and with it the American media, followed by the American public) over an audio recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling saying blatantly racist things to his fifty-years younger, alleged mistress. The cascade of events that followed could only have been dreamed up by some […]

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The Black Hills Are Not For Sale: Our Invisible Neighbors

August 18, 2013
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My trip to the Black Hills of South Dakota was amazing, no doubt about it. In a recent blog post, I describe some of the highlights of my experience there. Yet, there is an even more amazing story to be told about the  Black Hills. In 1868, the United States government signed a treaty with […]

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It’s The Culture Of War, Stupid!

December 23, 2012
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Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows That too many people have died? The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind The answer is blowin’ in the wind. -Bob Dylan, “Blowin’ In The Wind” In the wake of the slaughter of 20 children and 6 staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School […]

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Thoughts On Sandy Hook

December 16, 2012
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The events in Newtown, CT are so sickening and difficult to comprehend. I’ve been trying to make sense of it all by reading quotes from fallen leaders and studying random facts from various sources. What I haven’t been able to do is understand the full impact of what’s happened and where we need to go. […]

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For Those of You Who Occupy

January 28, 2012
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An original poem by Nora Garriga. HEY! For those of you who occupy… Here is for your braveness In the face of Those who created this Mess to begin with Leaving jobless Homeless Tracks in their woods of Deception Corruption Money hoarding capitals More separate than when we started this Land of opportunity Free to worship […]

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Ninety Nine

October 25, 2011
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An original poem by Nora Garriga. There’s a low rumbling, a slow but steady grumbling, here comes the marching of the other 99. Too long in silence, promises broken are countless; here comes the voices of the other 99. Houses lying vacant, others struggle just to pay the rent, overwhelming crowds in the welfare line. […]

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Occupy Your Country!

October 24, 2011
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This weekend I made a quick trip from Maryland to Georgetown. As I trekked along K Street NW, I unexpectedly drove past the Occupy DC contingent camped out at McPherson Square. Only 3 blocks away from the White House, the place was jam packed with peaceful protesters and their tent homes. I’ll admit it, I […]

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