“Faces” – a poem by my son on gun violence

Calvin wrote this poem about gun violence and was invited to present it at Girard College's MLK Service Day. I'm biased, but it's good. -------------------------------- In this city, life’s fragile, everyone’s vulnerable A warzone can arise from any block or empty lot There are casualties, and not just the fighters Kids, teens, even baby girls--all... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Peter Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City

Peter Moskowitz's How to Kill a City offers an engaging and often heartbreaking look at gentrification in the US. He focuses specifically on four unique cities: New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York. Each city offers a slightly different perspective on gentrification. New Orleans had a "clean slate" after the devastation of Katrina. Detroit's... Continue Reading →

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