NeverWar

You get to the picture of the baby, hurting.  He’s inconsolable, he’s existing straight through the worst of it the way kiddos do. But you aren’t one, so you start to walk into the horror: A baby, skin burning from the inside out–napalm you run away from the horror, retreating to safety and soft pretty syllables … Continue reading NeverWar

Take a step back: challenging the assumptions underlying the debate on dissolution of Medina, N.Y.

This essay begins the day it occurs to me that the Village of Medina, N.Y. may actually be dissolved in service to lower taxes, union-busting, and the bottom line.  See Article, “Dissolution committee sees $1 million in local tax savings, Projected impacts for towns, village not released yet” on http://www.orleanshub.com/ for a synopsis. What’s in … Continue reading Take a step back: challenging the assumptions underlying the debate on dissolution of Medina, N.Y.

It’s Not Fair

It’s Not Fair     There’s a parable about a lost sheep.  The boy is gone from home for a long time.  His father rejoices when he returns.  The parable is not about the wayward son, lost for years, welcomed home.  The parable is about the wayward son’s brother.  He is the indignant one: he … Continue reading It’s Not Fair