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The Dog-Eared Page

Easter Morning

Like peasants everywhere in the history / of the world ours can’t figure out why / they’re getting poorer. Their sons join / the army to get work being shot at.

By Jim Harrison August 2020
One Nation, Indivisible

August 2020

Featuring Richard Wolff, Poe Balantine, Sharon Hays, and more.

August 2020
Quotations

Sunbeams

I grew up hearing over and over, to the point of tedium, that “hard work” was the secret of success: “Work hard and you’ll get ahead” or “It’s hard work that got us where we are.” No one ever said that you could work hard — harder even than you ever thought possible — and still find yourself sinking ever deeper into poverty and debt.

Barbara Ehrenreich

August 2020
One Nation, Indivisible

November 2019

Featuring Frances Lefkowitz, Jim Ralston, Norman Fischer, and more.

November 2019
Quotations

Sunbeams

Until a few years ago, a man who had no debts was considered virtuous, honest, and hardworking. Today, he’s an extraterrestrial. Whoever does not owe, does not exist. I owe, therefore I am.

Eduardo Galeano

November 2019
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Now And Then I Look For You

Two alleys down from the bodega, where I found you that time. Under the defunct, overturned hot tub that once or twice served as your roof.

By Natalie Kusz September 2019
Photography

Old School Boxing

In 2014, during the tense aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Harrison decided the young fighters at the gym needed to get to know police officers, and vice versa. So he began offering free memberships to police in D.C. and Prince George’s County. Now officers often train with ex-cons and troubled youths at Old School.

Photos By Thom Goertel, Text By Jim Kuhnhenn September 2019
Photography

Guests

For the past two years Doug Winter has been photographing and interviewing people at Loaves & Fishes in Sacramento, California. The charity’s mission is to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless, but it also tries to meet less tangible needs for “love, acceptance, respect, and friendship.”

By Doug Winter April 2019
The Dog-Eared Page

Poverty And Precarity

We need always to be thinking and writing about poverty, for if we are not among its victims its reality fades from us. We must talk about poverty, because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it.

By Dorothy Day April 2019
One Nation, Indivisible

April 2019

Featuring John Taylor Gatto, Olga García Echeverría, Katy Butler, and more.

April 2019