Author Archives: William Everett

Demons Personal and Public

America needs its own day of Yom Kippur—a day of repentance and atonement, a day of confession and renewal. Without a time set aside for naming this essential human task, we have no container for the lament and grief arising … Continue reading

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Down Size

  Let’s build a new nest for our love, my dear. We’ll make it from memory and hope and slow falling steps. It will not be so full of the plans born of yearning. It will fit us with lay … Continue reading

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History: The Tragedy and the Farce

Karl Marx begins his famous essay of 1851, “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte,” with the statement that “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first … Continue reading

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Breaking Through

  We found beneath the mulch of leaves and sticks the rough earth the broken glass a bursting acorn seeking the light its infantile roots locked against a rock below No against an asphalt sheath. A road had run beneath … Continue reading

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