Posts made in December, 2012


When I was a kid my grandparents had this huge nativity set. My memory is probably skewed, but I remember the figures as being about a foot tall. They would crowd on the top of the console TV and call to me from across the house. “Patricia … come play with us!” I’d try not to touch them. I’d stare at them and imagine moving them around. But soon, I’d have that big old black wise man by his purple...

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I saw several variations of that headline yesterday in other places. I agree wholeheartedly (and I apologize for any plagiarism I’m committing here — can’t recall where I saw it). The idea is that whenever massacres like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary happen, people go, “It’s too soon to talk about gun control! Give people time to grieve! Don’t play politics with a tragedy!” But if...

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