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The first step in truth and reconciliation is truth. But the radical right fears that slippery slope. So they attack the truth in the form of a “Critical Race Theory” strawman they’ve created in their own minds. Few can articulate the details of what they are attacking or support the…

Unfriend screenshot and Dorthea Lange’s Children of Oklahoma drought refugee in migratory camp in California. November 1936.
Dorthea Lange’s Children of Oklahoma drought refugee in migratory camp in California. November 1936. The Public Domain source is available from the United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division
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If you get your news, facts and truths from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, OAN, MRCTV, Newsmax, FoxNews, Russia Today, AM Talk Radio, Parler and other alternate reality profiteers which helped inspire the Michigan “covid ain’t real” kidnappers, the Nashville “lizard-people conspiracy!” bomber, the Wisconsin “vaccines alter your DNA!”

20 years after we saw a waxing gibbous moon over Bantry bay on the Bush/Gore election night I see a waning gibbous moon over the Irish sea and the U.S. election is in that indeterminate state like Schroedinger’s cat.

We stepped into a cobblestone pub to have lunch. Turf burned in the fireplace behind me as we enjoyed another excellent meal. We continued towards the southwestern corner of Ireland. Here mountains blocked the north winds and focused the remnants of the Gulf Stream to warm the shoreline of Bantry…

Exulansis n. The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it — whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness — which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land. (Dictionary of obscure sorrows)

March 19, 2001
My wife and I were photographers when we met in the U.W. Oshkosh Advance Titan newspaper darkroom. We have family and friends in Southeastern Wisconsin and the Fox Valley but in 2001 we decided to try something different. …

Brian Nitz

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