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My background is as follows: I am a Master's level teacher-counselor, poet-essayist and advocate for the poor whose poetry and prose have been published in more than sixty periodicals. My opinion pieces have been published in The State Newspaper, Columbia, SC, The Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, SC), The Asheville Citizen-Times, and The Sun-News (Santa Fe, NM). Five of my letters have been published in USA Today.

During 2008 and 2012 I did grassroots work for the Barack Obama campaign in South and North Carolina.

My politics are moderate-liberal, I suppose. I am a Conscientious Objector who advocated for an end to detainee abuse for Amnesty International and wrote hundreds of letters to public officials regarding this outrage. I also was a civil rights worker in the South during the 1960s.

I currently live in South Carolina with my wife, Linda.

I am a huge Clemson Tiger basketball fan.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012     

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A Call to Fight Nonviolently against the Extreme Right
(3 comments) In this article I advocate for a strong response by liberals, moderates and conservatives with a conscience against the extreme right.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009     

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Homelessness, Creativity, and Recovery from Bipolar (2005)...with a Postscript...
(8 comments) In this article, based on personal experience, I discuss the intersection of homelessness, creativity and recovery from previously untreated Bipolar Disorder.

Saturday, January 10, 2009     

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Lest We Forget: a Look at Government Cover-up of Detainee Abuse (2005)
In this article, I review evidence for the government cover-up of detainee abuse at Guantanamo, as well as in Iraq and Afghanistan. This piece was sent to many key government officials, as well as newspapers.

Thursday, January 8, 2009     

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America Is Not a "Center-Right Nation"
(8 comments) In this article, I challenge the notion that America can be characterized as a "center-right nation." We are far more complex than that. The notion that America is "center-right" is promoted by conservatives and echoed by the mainstream media. It is important to challenge this misconception.