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YAm I on Pointe?

I live in an old, fairly conservative suburb. I don’t love it, though it has many conveniences that I like, such as beautiful parks, good-performing schools with highly qualified teachers, regular trash pick up and gorgeous old homes like mine. … Continue reading

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Writers block

Blah blah blah…Ive got all these questions about life and how to navigate it, and ideas about what things mean, but I cant make coherent sentences turn into coherent paragraphs, or any of those turn into things that bring about … Continue reading

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Changes

When I started this blog, the title was a very specific reference to the work it was about. I was a tier-two autoworker in the post-bankruptcy Chrysler. I loved the title, because there had always been the belief in my … Continue reading

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“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your Revolution”

That quote was by Emma Goldman. She was a Russia Jewish immigrant to this country at the end of the 1800s; an anarchist and labor organizer. Feminist and hell-raiser. Also a great thinker and writer. She was deported back to … Continue reading

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Back to the trenches.

I spent the day at the Capitol today with about 20,000 of my nearest and dearest friends. Labor came out in force to protest the new Right to Work legislation. For those who don’t know (of whom there were many), … Continue reading

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Lansing, December 11 2012

I’m on a bus right now headed up to protest Right to work legislation. Roads are closed, the state police hlow their riot gear out. The buses are filled retirees who are coming in force to defend the gains that … Continue reading

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Sunday morning and stories

I’ve been wanting to write about so many things lately, but of course I can always find an excuse for avoiding it. I’m not one of those brilliant, feverish writers who is just compelled to write, to tell stories. But … Continue reading

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