Author Archives: livedoggb

Louisiana

Louisiana is culturally so special. Historically Native American and then French, the genteel manners of the French are everywhere apparent with the French penchant for excellent cuisine and cooking everything. Admittedly, there is not too much that is vegetarian-Kosher (crawfish, … Continue reading

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What it’s Worth

Living out of a car, and yet having the enormous compassion with those who have lost everything, motivated me 15 years ago to drive down to Louisiana and help to rebuild after both Katrina and Rita. I was part of … Continue reading

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Bondage and Legacy

I’m down in the deep South now, coming over the Natchez trace. A long time ago, someone had pointed out to me the relationship between slavery and criminal justice systems, and I had dismissed it as an oversensitivity to the … Continue reading

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Worth More

How to express the disappointment I feel at the Arkansas system… They executed a man who professed his innocence up to the minute of his execution, who asked for communion for his last meal. They executed him because “the system” … Continue reading

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Passover

I got the kitchen clean for Passover. No flour or yeast in my possession. Admittedly, I missed the night before deadline, and ended up doing some cleaning in the morning before the first Seder. I figured that the Jews in … Continue reading

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Changing a Hard Line to a Dance

When we can see some of ourself in the other, the need to destroy is not so strong. There is a unifying argument to be made between the Arkansas death penalty cases, the Syria attacks, the Afghanistan bombing, and the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Rights

I’ve been thinking a little about the aftermath of Syria. Chemical weapons are wrong. I did not see the pictures, but I feel horrified that they were reported to be used. That said, they have been extensively used since World … Continue reading

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