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The Brief Life and Tragic Death of Starling Witt

Monique found a fledgling Sunday, hopping at the bottom of the basement stairs behind her shop. Monique is the poet, artist, Standing Rock veteran, and all-around bad-ass Latinx dynamo behind The Skullery Maid, a vintage furniture and clothing shop on … Continue reading

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Cries From the Ground

Beaver Cleaver he don’t live here anymore. He used to. Back before my time. Back before Ed Sanders moved to New York City and formed the Fugs. Back when people of color kept to their own neighborhoods and their own … Continue reading

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Ballad of a Mean Man

“We are billion year old carbon … and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the Garden.” I try to take my pleasure where I can find it. I find it in the sunsets and lightning storms. In butterflies that … Continue reading

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Remembering the Sergeant Brothers

Most of this essay is based on my observations and memories.  Time doubtless has shaped the memories.  My own cultural background and upbringing shaped the observations.  Take it with however many grains of salt you wish … ~~~      They … Continue reading

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The Widow’s House

The Widow next door is gone. To be sure, she was always somewhat reclusive. From the time I first moved into this little house on a side street in the historic Old Town section of this small Midwestern city, I … Continue reading

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