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Peace officers, tobacco and a shroud

Peace officers, tobacco and a shroud

| August 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

The patrol car sits near the Falun Dafa group, facing them. Two officers lean against the car, also facing the group, chatting.

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Colorado shootings, prayers and poetry on the plaza

Colorado shootings, prayers and poetry on the plaza

| July 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

My heart is heavy with the violence in Colorado, a society that glorifies violence, that teaches our youth to revel in gory special effects

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Bourgeois homeless

Bourgeois homeless

| July 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

The blanket does not hide her soft-looking, manicured feet, her expensive-looking red T-shirt, or her shiny, well-cut and upscale-salon-colored hair.

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Making peace when standing would not

Making peace when standing would not

| July 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sometimes standing for peace means standing in peace while chopping vegetables and whipping up the best ever chocolate cake from scratch.

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Amidst the clamor

Amidst the clamor

| July 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

At first it appears to be a memorial service. Most of the men and women, even the children assembled on the sandy commons at Joseph L. Alioto Piazza are wearing black.

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Undocumented, Unafraid and Unashamed

Undocumented, Unafraid and Unashamed

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Young people brought to this country as infants and toddlers know the United States as their only home. They’ve grown up in our schools, speak English as their first language, and often learn they are not American citizens only when they head to college.

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Faery freedom, garbage dump plaza and bringing home baby

Faery freedom, garbage dump plaza and bringing home baby

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

I find a spot to take my stand in the shade of a hospitality tent directly across from the south wing of City Hall. Gaily dressed and coiffed people come and go, gawking and being gawked.

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Lotus of my heart

Lotus of my heart

| May 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

We stand, mesmerized. Up close, we hear and see the generator that pumps air into the nylon petals, keeping them aloft.

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Cinco de Mayo and an empty piazza

Cinco de Mayo and an empty piazza

| May 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Standing here, seeking ways to make peace in the world, I am mindful that today marks a celebration of a war-time victory.

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Health care workers make peace in the plaza

Health care workers make peace in the plaza

| April 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sharon and I make eye contact, smiling at the woman’s enthusiasm and her desire to participate.

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