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Finley Peter Dunne: “Is th’ race dyin’ out?”

Finley Peter Dunne was born on the West Side of Chicago in 1867 and graduated at the bottom of his high school class. That’s a funny and appropriate fact given the shape of his career.  At 17 he began working … Continue reading

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Red Wolves and Black Bears

This is part of a series on The Arts of the Essay, and also continues the Earth Day theme of  “Thinking Globally, Acting Locally?”  The short review below was written for The Virginia Quarterly Review in the late 70’s (a … Continue reading

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We Wear the Mask – Part 2

I gave this talk nearly 31 years ago at a professional psychology conference, where I urged minorities to keep wearing masks.  For more detail and context, read the introduction to PART 1 of the talk.  Part 1 ended with James … Continue reading

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