Tag: america

  • E Pluribus Unum

    E Pluribus Unum

    Someone, or some force, is doing a very good job of making us not like each other very much these days. We are divided by gender, age, culture, nationality, religion, sexuality, color, and by our economic and geographical place in this world. Think of the members of entire professions that we are asked, by someone […]

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  • Our Flag Was Still There

    They raised a flag at the construction site across the street. You are not supposed to leave the flag up in the rain or at night without it being lit but I don’t blame them for their ignorance. There’s a lot of that going around. And it is an inspiring sight to see. It is […]

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  • Veterans Day 2020

    This Veterans Day, let’s remember that every soldier to join forces under the American flag was risking their life for democracy – the right of all our people to have their say in who governs them. This year’s election saw the greatest percentage of American citizens to vote since 1968. In the middle of the […]

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  • America, the Beautiful

    One of the first things I thought of when I saw the spontaneous outpouring of emotion that followed the news that Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump was the importance of music to the celebration. The power of music – to express joy, to comfort sorrow, to inspire the best in us – is overwhelming […]

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  • This is the land

    My newest poem is dedicated to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this land. It is up to each of us to guarantee it was not in vain. I emerge only to resubmerge In the land of grand romance and lies Of three-eyed fish and one-eyed men Of time […]

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