Road Trips and Resistance Blog

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Citizenship Ceremony

For about ten years while living in the United States I had felt no desire to become an American citizen. I had all the rights of a citizen except the right to vote. And...

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The Doorstep

Jon was five years young. In those years in England, children of six would walk themselves home from school. But for the first year of school, the front of the school would mill with...

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Young and Immortal

It was August of 1982, and a bunch of us were hiking in the Golan Heights in the heat of summer. It was a long day with many adventures, this was the last. The...

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You Can Beat the NRA

The National Rifle Association punches way above their weight. More than their direct contributions to politicians, they have a pool of committed single issue voters, and they are experts at turning them out. But...

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Firsts in 2017

Since Trump was elected, I have dedicated my free time to opposing his regime. I have made new friends, expanded my horizons, learned to announce my preferred pronouns. After a year of struggle, I...

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After the Election

Lying on my sofa at 9:30 pm on November 8th, I was watching election returns come in with a heavy heart. My son Ben came downstairs and saw numbers flash on the screen, and...

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New Toys

I love my gadgets. So far: New cell phone with better reception for travelling in the boonies and a larger screen for navigation (and more RAM so I can deposit checks on my cell,...