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AJ Calhoun commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post MEMORY'S AN EEL Poem Kent State at Forty-Eight (Re-post)
"It can't happen here -- because it already did. Thank you, Jon, for hammering that memory home, for all those memories. It isn't over yet. Nothing's over. Nothing is ever over."
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Currently work as critical care technician at a small regional hospital a few miles outside Washington, DC.
Compulsive writer (mostly memoirs and sociopolitical rants), musicologist, hermeticst, fiscal conservative, radical centrist, agrarian socialist; Charter member, Factualist Party; born and raised in DC, healthcare professional, retired businessman, civic and policial activist on two coasts, civil rights movement veteran, and serial divorcee. An empiricist's worst nightmare, I believe in everything but I don't believe everything, including many things I believe in. Turned down by US Army in 1966 for medical reasons, thrown out of Col. Hasan's Black Man's Army in 1967 for being "too militant." Scion of a family only Tennessee Williams could have dreamed up. There's more. There's always more.

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An Open Letter to Nate Bell and the NRA

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 11:29pm 4 Comments


I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine? #2A

— Nate Bell (@NateBell4AR) April 19, 2013
 The above tweet emanated from the fingers of Arkansas state senator Art Bell during last night's seige in Watertown, MA, as…

All American Savage

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 12:24pm 1 Comment

We who live in the enlightened West in enlightened times like to think of most of the rest of the world as somehow less than. Less enlightened, less sophisticated, less, well, All American. We somehow see our obsession with material things, and with power and control, as sophistication a la Rome's late period. This of course includes bread and circuses, or NASCAR and, most especially, football. Well, other sports too, but primarily our national religion, football.



Rave On

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 9:28pm 12 Comments

February 3, 1959. Fify four years ago today. I feel like a recordite. I should be sitting on the courthouse steps, dust laying in the wrinkes of my neck, rambling inanely to anyone who will listen. For some reason there is no dust, there are no wrinkles, there are no courthouse steps. I am young, looking at 68 and talking…


The Nature of Evil and the Means to its End

Posted on January 4, 2013 at 1:30pm 20 Comments

Over the past two decades I've given a lot of thought to guns, mass killings, random killings, suicide, gun ownership, violence, and all things bloody. It is, in part, a product of my avocation-turned-vocation, from the street medicine of EMS systems to the indoor efforts to save and/or improve lives in the field of allied health/nursing. It happens to coincide roughly with the Columbine, Colorado, shootings, but it also has its roots farther…


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At 12:36am on June 26, 2012, Heidi Banerjee said…

Thank you AJ

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 Hi,nice to see you here.



Where Jaws was Filmed

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I’m Not A Buddhist

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2 Questions for Kosh and Jon

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Greeting of the Day

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Go Big or Go Home

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