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December 18, 2012

Frantic parents, slaughtered children. Adults who chose to devote their careers to teaching and caring, murdered. A community terrorized. Emotions raw.

It’s another shooting here in the USA.

The next steps have become rote and generic: initial reports with conflictin...

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...

April 8, 2007

Milestones are funny things.  They're all about the present, but without the past, they'd be meaningless.

Living with the same human being - one you chose for this purpose - for 20 entire years is a big milestone.  There are bigger ones, but still.

One only child, an...

March 25, 2007

Cihuacoatl, Mayan Earth Goddess, stands guard over a tableau of Latino musicians, peddlers, farm workers and children.  Brown-skinned laborers pick vegetables while acres of green farmland stretch to purple mountains beyond.  A woman unfurls a scroll entitled 'The Gold...

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.