Forgotten Margins

The margins of life are the places to pause and view the whole picture. The margins of the page are the empty useless space on the edge. The margins are the space we leave only to ensure the important parts don’t get left out or messed up. The margins are the wasted places whose only […]

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Grieving for Bin Laden: Why the Death of a Terrorist is a Cosmic Tragedy

As I encounter almost endless commentary about the recent demise of the mastermind behind thousands of deaths, having watched Obama’s announcement, and seen footage of mass celebration outside the Whitehouse, the uneasiness in my soul continues to grow. Osama bin Laden deserved to die. He was a twisted, evil man, darkened by unimaginable sin and […]

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Justice in the Rain

So, the rainy season is here, or rather–since I live in Portland–the end of the dry season. It was the first rainy day since I started commuting to work by bike and bus, and I ordered a rain jacket just for that, but it didn’t arrive by the time I left for work.  To compound […]

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