A Cup of Clarity

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Stay-at-home Dad
Location Somerville, MA, United States
Introduction While fairytales arise on occasion, in the main, this blog contributes to the Lenten journey of those opposing Guantánamo. I hold a Masters in Theological Studies from Boston College '15, gratefully, where I found words articulating the passion that led to over ten arrests in protests. In my world-changing life, from Trull street, my basement library is a place I exercise my faith in the gospel. While intending to curb a middle-class upbringing, my white male cisgendered heteronormativity leaks through my filters. When I offend, please share your feedback directly.
Interests Ideally a visit with my daughters to the Museum of Science, after a family walk with our dog Nellie on the Somerville Community Path, and before nap-time, during which I abscond to play pick-up soccer in Eastie with my godson, home in time to hi-five my heartthrob after her amazing, union organizing, set out an easy dinner--then launching them for a pod-date evening while I write. Other Volunteering: Pastoral Council, The Paulist Center of Boston; Somerville Human Rights Commission; Mass Peace Action sub-committee on Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons; Organizing Team for Witness Against Torture since 2016. I have a collection of short-stories in progress titled "Paper Birds: Parts for Assembly."
Favorite Movies And the Oscar goes to the Mauritanian, Mank, and The Chicago 7; A life in movies: Indiana Jones, Romero, Sleepless in Seattle, Pedro Almodovar's "Volver, " Luis Buñuel's "Belle du Jour." Beautiful Mind, Shawshank Redemption, Batman (Dark Knight), Spider Man (most recent), Luis Buñuel's Belle du Jour.
Favorite Books Manuel Puig's "Kiss of the Spider Woman, " orig. "El beso de la mujer araña, " Colum McCann's "Dancer, " Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha, " trans. Hilda Rosner. The Stories of Heinrich Böll, trans. Leila Vennewitz. Lydia Davis's "Essays One, " John Dos Passos's "The 42 Parallel" Jack Kerouac's "On the Road, " Dominique LaPierre's "The City of Joy, " Charles Johnson's "Middle Passage, " Ched Myer's "Binding the Strong Man, " Leslie McFarlane as Hardy Boys ghostwriter Franklin W. Dixon "The House on the Hill"