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Broken glass falls in the forest

Broken glass falls in the forestand from green dreams we wake to song.Dark eyes unseen pierce our nightto watch us stumble out of nakednessinto day. Slowly,we perceive their glances. We shove off rough covers,abrading the skin of our sleep,and from … Continue reading

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Fix It

Update: On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court declined to hear any of the qualified immunity cases pending before the court. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, MinnPost published a version of this blog post in “Community Voices”:  Fix It The federal … Continue reading

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Jacinto Corral Miranda, QEPD

Jacinto is gone. He was here one day and then he was not. This is my tribute to a man I scarcely knew. I hope I can explain what it means to me that he is gone without sounding patronizing … Continue reading

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The Curse of Google Maps

My Daddy was a mapmaker for Magnolia Petroleum Company in Texas back in the 1940s and 50s when cartographers plotted the locations of oil and gas wells on linen or paper maps by hand. He had wonderful penmanship and he … Continue reading

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A pig is not a fence

A pig is not a fence. The pig is in the fence. This is one way to learn Spanish: looking at a pig in a fence. I say cerdo. I mean cerco. This causes mirth amongst the Spanish speakers in … Continue reading

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