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Martial Law In America Part I

January 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Short Stories

In 2009 3.5 million homes had been foreclosed and 17 percent of the population was unemployed or underemployed. Personal bankruptcies reached 6000 a day. 50 million Americans were going hungry on a weekly basis. 60 million people had no access to healthcare other than an emergency room and 40 million more paid insurance premiums but [...]

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In Borneo Still

January 8th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Short Stories

My uncle Rex was described as the black sheep of the family. He’d been to seven colleges and never earned a degree which proved, according to my Aunt May, that he wasn’t “committed to responsibility.” My mother would inform me darkly that Uncle Rex had no steady employment or career but worked “odd jobs.” This [...]

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It’s Just My Job Five Days a Week

October 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life, The Big Top

There is a part in “Catcher In the Rye” where Holden is talking to one of his peers and in the midst of their conversation the kid asks Holden, “Are you Catholic.” This question depresses Holden because he sees the question for what it really is: class profiling. This happens to everyone in life and [...]

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