I’m Mad

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  I’m mad. Not in the mental sense, though that could be arguable, as much as I’m in my head. I’m just ill-tempered. Have been from the time I walked out the door and saw what last night’s freeze did to my plants. To the flowers that have brought me so much joy. Slumped over like defeated souls, petals heavy …

On Love and Hate

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As a child–heck, even as an adult–I have felt others’ pain. I have never liked mean-spiritedness. Jokes created at the expense of others (gay, religious, academia, mental…) have always brought sadness and frustration to my heart. We are one people. We are human. And though we were created as one existence, we were not created equal, for had we been, …

The Making of a Happy Liver

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Today, my job has brought me to a maximum security men’s prison in upstate New York. I was one of six adults enlisted to transport seven at-risk students to the prison for an awareness program. Five inmates, including three murderers, participate in an intensive training program before going on to teach delinquent students, to try to reach them, to encourage …