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Stevieslaw: My poem “Stan”

My poem “Stan” has been published by Muddy River Poetry Review.  Here is the poem Stan He looked as if he’d never caught a break, worn through—in need of a shave and a shower and a hundred other things only … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: A guest appearance by songwriter Randy Newman

  “I think it’s going to rain today,” written by Randy Newman in 1968–the year of Tet, and the assassinations of  Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. It popped into my head last  night–with Judy Collins singing, although it was … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: How Trump Prepares??

Stevieslaw: How Trump Prepares?? I like to stay in touch with my old friend Harvey. We go back to 1964, when he rocked the stickball world by learning to pitch lefty after breaking his wrist. When the cast came off, … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: After Tet

My poem appears in the new issue of Misfit Magazine (misfit magazine.net. After Tet Rick got the glasses in Tokyo, on R&R and the shrapnel in Khe Sanh. He said they turned sunlight to a kaleidoscope of color and after … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Pinpoint accuracy

Stevieslaw: Pinpoint Accuracy The announcement by Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken that American led airstrikes against ISIS has killed more than 10,000 fighters in 9 months is alarming. In spite of losing about a third of their crazies, ISIS … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Vietnam, 1968

When my brother held me upside down all the little lucky things came pebbling out of my pockets to land on the walk outside the marble yard on Hopkins Avenue. I knew I’d never get them together again. it was … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: The Obama Ratio

Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Affairs, argues today that once Americans are sent to fight a war overseas, they must stay until the enemy says “uncle.” Max makes no distinction between, say, World War II and … Continue reading

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