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Nov.19.2013 - 6:09 am
My seventh grade science teacher, Mr. Sweeney, was young, handsome, and hip. We were all in love with him. He was politically radical, witty, his teaching Socratic. This was in...
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Jul.14.2013 - 6:51 am
I've always been a fan of “beyond reasonable doubt.”  I've always believed in Lord Blackstone's famous dictum, “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one...
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Jun.03.2013 - 7:11 am
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I've never been to war. No one in my family has gone to war. My brothers were Conscientious Objectors. I was raised with Quaker values and went to a Quaker college. I have...
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May.23.2013 - 5:57 am
Geoffrey Canada, author of Fist Stick Knife Gun, who grew up in the Bronx in the fifties and sixties, explains that guns were never a part of his childhood. Violence, sure,...
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Short Story: Shooter

Comments from Ruth

Jul.14.2013 - 7:10 am
In response to: The George Zimmerman Verdict
A guilty man has been acquitted, I agree.  And as someone who lives in Florida, it makes me sick indeed.  But...
Aug.06.2012 - 1:25 pm
In response to: Top Ten List Of Most Difficult Books To Read
In high school and college I remember thinking I had to tackle some of these tomes to prove I was bright enough to be...
Jan.26.2012 - 6:56 am
In response to: Five Things I Want to Do
I was in a great hurry to publish my backlist on Kindle, and I did it all in one year.  In retrospect, I would've...
Feb.11.2011 - 11:07 am
In response to: Blogging my novel
Hi Tim, It's great to see you are still working on Moonbeam. One of my very favorite books on authonomy.
Dec.08.2010 - 6:55 am
In response to: Pablo Neruda's Love Sonnet 86: A Translation
Beautiful translation. I'll read it to the night sky over the Gulf of Mexico. Just when you despair that words have...