Tag: war

71) Purpose — Part 3 — I hate you.

(Trigger Warning: all the triggers, seriously, don’t read this if you are not prepared to be upset.) If I met you on the street, or at a party, or in a class, or at a job, there is a very, very, very good chance that we would get along just fine.  Or at least would…

17) The larks, still bravely singing

I don’t remember her name; I should pay more attention to details like that. But I remember her eyes. They were a brilliant blue, beautiful. Kind, and warm. I could have imagined falling in love looking into those eyes. We were sitting beside each other, randomly, at my kids’ Remembrance Day Concert. The woman had…

16) Murdering terrorism

Proposition: We (that is, all of us) stop using the words “terrorist” and “terrorism” altogether. Rationale: 1) It suggests some ideological legitimacy to acts of murder, framing them as “at least coming from SOME belief system and trying to accomplish SOME goal”. And then, when they are contrasted against other acts of murder, like the…

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