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Talking about death with my son

I was 13 years old on December 29, 1981 — the day that my great grandmother Minnie Wise Florian died in Liberty, Kentucky. I was with her when she passed, a few weeks after her 89th birthday. It was a traumatic night. My father was out, playing basketball with some old high school friends, and […]

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Donald Trump, in a rousing interpretation of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” tells the people of America to embrace COVID-19

Donald Trump, we were told late last week, had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Being the President of the United States of America, he received the best treatment available on earth. Today, as you can see in this video, he’s telling people that, because he survived the disease, they should not fear COVID. “Don’t be afraid […]

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Trump nearly doubling his death toll estimate, continues to urge states to reopen despite official White House guidelines

On Fox News yesterday, Donald Trump, after making the ridiculous case that he’s been “treated worse” than Abraham Lincoln, said that, in his opinion, it is now safe to re-open society. He then went on to say that, by the time all of this is over, the COVID-19 death toll in the United States could […]

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Ypsilanti once again has a payphone… only this time it’s free

Last summer, I posted an interview here with a fellow in Portland by the name of Karl Anderson. Anderson, as you may recall, had formed an activism/public arts entity by the name of Futel with the goal of democratizing telecommunications through the introduction of free payphones into America’s urban centers. Well, as you may also […]

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Donald Trump, dragging the world along with him on his descent into madness

On Christmas day, Donald Trump tweeted that he would be going “back to work” the next day. He then proceeded to spend the next seven days golfing, sometimes doing so behind a large white truck that had been employed like a rolling barrier to prevent people from seeing what he was up to. Apparently, it […]

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