Author Archives: timothygoodwin

Otherizing and Futilizing

Are you stuck “otherizing” and “futilizing?” Don’t know those words? They are words I’ve invented to mean the act of holding others distant and different resulting in a lack of empathy or concern (otherizing) and continuing to take no action … Continue reading

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What if We Had This Hope?

What if…What if the young woman did not fear an unknown attacker?What if the child did not fear the stranger?What if the teen did not fear their bullying peer?What if the black man did not fear the police?What if the … Continue reading

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Meanwhile…

I ended 2019 with a (slightly uncharacteristic) post with a positive tone–a simple poem titled blessings. Then I took a week off and tried not to get mired down in current events and enjoyed the return of my children to … Continue reading

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Blessings

Snow crunches beneath my feetand I think of you.I wonder where our livesconverged, diverged, got lostand found again.Crisp winter air fills my lungs and clearsmy head of thoughts of myselfand my worries.In the space freed of worry, I realizeI am … Continue reading

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The Decline of Self-Governance

Further degradation of the concept of true self-governance by the continued destruction of free and fair elections will destroy what is left of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Continue reading

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Art has Superpowers

Have you seen the video of President Trump as Thanos released on the Trump campaign twitter account, @TrumpWarRoom? My first reaction was this was created by a team only after the simplest comparison between the two–he is powerful and victory … Continue reading

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It's a Neighborly Day in the Beautywood

At the urging of a friend, Tracy and I went to see A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood last night. This movie is actually not a biopic about Fred Rogers. It is more about an Esquire reporter, identified with the … Continue reading

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