Monthly Archives: February 2017

I just can’t decide how much humanity you deserve

In the new age of acceptable fascism, I guess the thing I find most troublesome is how familiar it feels. I stood in Dachau Concentration Camp as a child. I looked at all the photos and the ovens. I stood there as a five year … Read more

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Do you have a maroon jacket?

There are only two people in the band who are under 70, and one is my son. He plays third trumpet, and watches the bandleader and the first trumpet for signals. You’d think he’d been doing this forever. Swapping out mutes, keeping time with his … Read more

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So shines a good deed in a weary world

“What,” I ask my wife, “do you consider your moral imperative?”
“Be good.”
“That’s the whole thing?”
“Be as good as I am able in every situation.”

Be good.

We live in a time where “Don’t be evil,” and “Don’t be a dick,” fail to … Read more

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