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About Time

13 Aug

Today our nation’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, announced that he put together a task force of deputy U.S. Attorneys to look at the issue of mandatory sentencing for drug related offenses. While aiding and abetting addicts in the pursuit of their addictive behaviors should never be the stance we take nationally or personally we must also employ the use of common sense sentencing policies for crimes involving possession of currently illegal substances. I agree with Holder that filling our nation’s prisons with repeat drug offenders is not helping rid our communities of illegal drugs, but is instead a veiled war on ethnic communities perceived to be more inclined to use illegal drugs. The war on drugs has failed and it’s about time we acknowledge it and map a better way for the future.

Three Realms

28 Jul

Elusive future.  Idealized past.  Present reality.  We choose to live in one of these three realms.  We vacillate between realms at times.  Thinking too much about what is not yet, wishing too much for what was; missing the gift of what is.   This moment, excruciatingly real and at times just as mundane, is what we have.  And in that tension our hearts reside in what seems a discontinuous movement from hope, to nostalgia, and back to this present moment.

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