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These are the times; Paine and Trump

  Eight years ago today, I was in my first year of teaching at Gaylord High School.  I was teaching an American Government class, and it had been a very eventful first semester.  The historic election of Barack Obama, I was told by a student, was due to his being “half-white” since black people are […]

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Requiem for a Dream

This column appeared in the Northern Express on January 14, 2017   This is going to be a very different column than the one I planned to submit earlier in the week.  But just hours before I submitted my work, something terrible happened and “Stop the Presses!” burned through my brain. (Cue the heavy organ […]

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