Issue 11

“Somewhere somebody must have some sense. Men must see that force begets force, hate begets hate, toughness begets toughness. And it is all a descending spiral, ultimately ending in destruction for all and everybody. Somebody must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate and the chain of evil in the universe. And you do that by love.”

“Loving Your Enemies” sermon, November 17, 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Watching Westerns with Russell

Watching Westerns with Russell

I’m on the phone with Lyle Stone, and he’s telling me he no longer feels suicidal. He wants to live and find another woman. “You want to give some lucky woman your love,” I tease my oldest living friend. Although I am pleased that he sounds revitalized, I’m not...
Brother-Daddy

Brother-Daddy

“Brother-Daddy” is a caricature of what I consider to be toxic masculinity. He is a filthy redneck, morbidly bloated from the Southern expectations of what a man should be. Interestingly enough, the concept of “Brother Daddy” began as a joke between me and a friend of...