March 31, 2013

George W. Bush, now retired, thank God, has lately been home, making paintings of himself. In my favorite one, he’s in his bathtub. We see only his legs in the murky water, starting at about mid-thigh and going down past his toes, to the running faucet.
 
But a more su...

June 10, 2007

This year on Memorial Day, Gold Star mother and activist Cindy Sheehan resigned from the peace movement.

In an open letter to the anti-war community and to the public at large, Sheehan said, "I am going to take whatever I have left and go home.  I am going to go home...

May 6, 2007

On the Internet there's a place where everyone's proposing a toast to U.S. troops overseas.  You can join in, if you want.  It doesn’t matter what your politics are.  All you need is a desire to show your support for the troops in a refreshing, ice-cold way.

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April 22, 2007

Taxes buy some pretty wonderful things; things that make America great.  They also can be used for evil, used in ways that shame our country.  But which is which depends on you.

Taxes pay for the space program, energy projects and general science efforts.  Taxes...

February 12, 2007

Shigeko Sasamori offered her hand to me as if it were not sore, as if my shaking it would not hurt her.  We ended up in a four-handed greeting, both of my hands clasping both of hers.

I look now at pictures of her, pictures of her hands.  They are gnarled, disfigured,...

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All of Barb Guy's columns appear here. There are 159 of them, beginning in 2003 and ending in 2013. The newest one is on top and you can work your way backwards if you like.

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