Category Archives: Suicide

Nine Years a Housewife

Today is my 68th birthday. Looking back on the totality of my life I find it altogether inexplicable and absurd. I should have died several times but I didn’t. From a fever at six months; near-drownings; a burning airplane and … Continue reading

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The Poison Pill Part II

Again, from The Land of Unintended Consequences: The racist Poison Pill was added to the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 in hopes of killing it. The Bill passed anyway and the poison subsequently tapped into the then dormant radical fringe … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 1976

It was more than 40 years ago; New Year’s Eve, 1976 to be exact, that I pulled a night shift as a volunteer operator with the Underground Switchboard. I got a call from a middle-aged man talking suicide. Contrary to … Continue reading

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Two Books – Same Title

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Page Eleven – A Comparison

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state-of-the-art Slavery

Slavery has not gone away. Much depends on how you interpret “involuntary servitude”. Amendment XIII Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, … Continue reading

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We are a Nation of Immigrants

We are also a nation of suicides – do the math.

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