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Jan 31Liked by Sarah Kendzior

Dear Sarah; Thought the truth breaks my heart and makes my stomach churn, my mind thanks you for the missing puzzle pieces. I’m 71 and very sad for my kids and their kids. Been feeling that grief for the planet for a while, now my despair for the human animal is pretty complete-our only predator is ourselves. I’ll keep resisting because I can’t let go of the beauty in both.

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Jan 31Liked by Sarah Kendzior

“Hold onto your humanity.” It’s one of my favorite quotes from you ever, Sarah. So simple, but so critical to keep remembering given the state of things.

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Jan 31Liked by Sarah Kendzior

Somehow I stumbled into Blue Oyster Cult's sound check/semi-rehearsal in Seattle and the sound system was so loud my stomach trembled from the music vibrating through my body when they broke into "Don't Fear the Reaper." That was in 1977 and the emotional and physical memory of that session has stayed with me.

Your writing has the same effect. I also really enjoy your humor, laughing out loud when I got to, "I had done it. I had scared the man who wrote “Don’t Fear the Reaper.”

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Feb 1Liked by Sarah Kendzior

Great line - “But at least I’m sincerely stupid instead of artificially intelligent.” As always, I appreciate your intelligence, your craft and your courage. Thank you.

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Whenever so called "liberals" claim Biden can't go around Congress to protect women's bodily autonomy and voting rights. But he can go around Congress to do this:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/12/30/biden-administration-bypasses-congress-on-weapon-sales-to-israel

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Jan 31Liked by Sarah Kendzior

Sarah, I urge you to also join the Cult of the Aussie political band Midnight Oil & for a point of beauty in our world, the live YouTube clip of Eva Cassidy singing “Over the Rainbow”. It will astound you.

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Jan 31Liked by Sarah Kendzior

Brutally honest totally scary but I remain as you a hard no on trump . Thanks for keeping it real and writing with such clarity!

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Feb 1Liked by Sarah Kendzior

Could probably sell a lot of bumper stickers and t-shirts with this one: "But at least I’m sincerely stupid instead of artificially intelligent."

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Well, you did it to me again Sarah. You lured me in with the promise of bacon and more cowbell and then hit me with more harsh reality. Thanks for all you do for us readers...back to the cowbell (by the way, Bruce Dickenson did not produce Don't Fear the Reaper. Lol)

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Feb 1Liked by Sarah Kendzior

I feel like I can "hear" you better in the written word, but I also miss hearing your voice. Mostly I'm glad you're around.

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Your prose is so beautiful. I was inspired to write by Hunter S. Thompson and your writing makes me feel the same way as his did.

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Feb 1Liked by Sarah Kendzior

So many well crafted passages in here to re-read. It's like...word Ikebana.

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Jan 31Liked by Sarah Kendzior

"Time everlasting

Time to play b sides

Time ain't on my side

Time I'll never know . . . "

Unless Buck Dharma read your book; then he would definitely know. :)

Coda: Love takes many forms, including the inspired offerings of a superlative writer who somehow makes the unbearable and the horrific such an irresistible joy to read. Thank you again, dear oracle Sarah, for sharing your gift with us so generously.

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Jan 31Liked by Sarah Kendzior

And to add absurdity to the horror show, the MAGA he men have decided Taylor Swift is a secret Biden psyop weapon (my 10 year old Swiftie granddaughter would be horrified) and they freaked out over a movie about a doll. Trump continues to lie about anything and everything, Congress is in a state of Orwellian chaos over the border and Biden just seems to meander around being defended by MSNBC as much as the collective of right wing nut house networks and Christian nationalists proclaim Trump as the second coming...of something.

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Jan 31Liked by Sarah Kendzior

Too, if it’s Biden v Trump, I’m 100% Biden.

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Feb 1Liked by Sarah Kendzior

Fabulous..... Vet of the Psychic Wars *is* the best BoC song..... needs to get onto my playlist stat.

Reading you 500m from Maidanin Kyiv tonight.... the 10th anniversary is coming up quickly.... it will have uninvited guests. I was at Babyn Yar yesterday. I am keeping it together by working with food kitchens and visiting Ukrainian schools..... There's positive here..... we all have to simply "keep buggering on" as Winston said.

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