Tag Archives: Scott Bates

What Our Libraries Reveal about Us

Merging my library with my father’s have given me a new appreciation for him.

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In Support of Today’s Anti-NRA Marchers

In support of today’s march against the NRA and in support of sensible gun control, I post a powerful anti-NRA poem by Scott Bates.

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NRA Uber Alles

Scott Bates “unloads” on the NRA in a poem which never goes out of date.

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A Herculean Task: Purging Old Files

I’ve spent the last couple of days going through my father’s files (and throwing most of them away). I feel like Heracles cleaning out the Augean stables, as described by Seamus Heaney.

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The NRA, Preying on Anxious White Men

The NRA is implicated in the ease by which the Las Vegas shooter acquired an arsenal of automatic weapons. This Scott Bates poem calls the organization out.

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Curling Up with a Good Book

This Scott Bates is a testimony to the solitary joy of reading.

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