Gordon Lightfoot’s Great Lakes’ Lives

No song better captures the terrifying power of the Great Lakes than Lightfoot’s tragic, captivating rendering. It is a sonic and literary achievement, translating the sudden confusion, fear, and despair as the Edmund Fitzgerald is unable to weather a November storm.

2023-05-08T09:47:46-04:00May 6, 2023|

Midwestern Ghosts of Christmas Past

That was the street-level  windows of the big department stores back in the glory days of Christmas shopping before Walmart and Amazon teamed to suck the last dime from us while, at the same time, squeezing the last drop of joy from the season.

2022-12-27T09:37:25-05:00December 24, 2022|

What Does Police Accountability Even Mean?

On the surface, “police accountability” sounds innocuous enough - even progressive. But “accountability” connotes much more than actions and consequences. And in the context of a police state, true accountability would require a complete cultural and political shift.

2022-09-18T09:26:37-04:00September 13, 2022|
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