I am here as a student to stand by the liberal arts education that made me who I am today. As a woman, I am here to declare that this body is mine. As an immigrant, I am here to remind everybody that at some point our families were from somewhere else.
I recognize this smile: its that of the abuser, the fiend, or the crack addict.
Id met him when I was young, but the first encounter with Seamus Heaney that I vividly recall came when I was a teenager in the 1980s.
A week after the mass slaughter, Bertrand and I were standing on the gravel driveway in front of the HQ. The rain, a steady drizzle and mist, had settled in like white noise; we barely noticed it anymore. Bertrand held his scalding Nescafe like a hot potato, passing the Styrofoam cup from one hand to the other while discussing a job hed worked up north, near Irbil, Kurdish territory.
Call it what you willcoincidence, cultural zeitgeist, or just dumb luck. But the proximity of the October 1st federal government shutdown to...
Anti-nuke activists claimed a hard-won victory when the Entergy Corp. announced it would close the controversial nuclear power reactor.