Category Archives: Immigration

Honduran Heat Revisited

Honduran money’s in few hands closed to rusty prison where every cell’s sealed and sole set of keys dropped by guard fleeing fire. Outside, guards blocked firefighters and shot at few prisoners not trapped in cells. Most screamed as fried or suffocated but quit carrying on when charred in stacks totaling three hundred fifty-five stinking […]

Also posted in Honduras, Murder, Poverty, Prisons

Free Arpaio

ignoring families who roasted in desert tents on arizona border trump says you’re pardoned sheriff joe

Also posted in Donald Trump, Joe Arpaio, Mexico

Undercover Trump

Make me a mature Mexican rock star, I tell my makeup lady, hang some long cool black hair on my head and pin a big mustache on my face. I need to blend with families and friends of those being naturalized as U.S. citizens this morning in Fresno. There’s already a big crowd in the […]

Also posted in Donald Trump, Fresno, India, ISIS, Mexico, Philippines

Indentured Servants

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in China, English, Prisons, Short Pieces - GTC, Slavery

Winton, Not Winston, in Quito

A travel newsletter I subscribed to occasionally offered stories by a guy named Winton Churchill. Oh, a wise guy, I concluded. Despite groaning about his humor, and perhaps his stability, I did conclude Churchill knew plenty about computers. He’d worked for Apple, knew Steve Jobs, toiled for other Silicon Valley concerns, some of which flamed […]

Also posted in Computers, Ecuador, Quito, Steve Jobs, Travel, Winston Churchill, World War II

Iron Women

iron curtain lifted and shoved into bones of women looking west

Also posted in Communism, Economics, Europe, Marriage, Mental Health, Poetry - GTC

State of the Union

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Economics, George S. Patton, George W. Bush, Iran, Iraq, Lyndon Johnson, Mexico, Mitt Romney, Nuclear Weapons, Poetry - GTC, Richard Nixon


This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Agriculture, Bakersfield, California, Food, Fresno, Modesto, Poetry - GTC

Church Service – Part 2

This story is now in the collection “Tales of Romance”

Also posted in Dating, Education, Marriage, Poetry - GTC, Religion

Impressions of Madrid

Would I ever want to live in Madrid? I didn’t know. I hadn’t been there so before going prepared vigorously, studying maps and scouring cyberspace and printing out stacks of material that bulged from three folders. In Madrid I annotated my reference material and encouraged local citizens to also do so. I jumped into dozens […]

Also posted in George Thomas Clark, Madrid, Madrid Vacation, Restaurants, Spain

The Titanic Speaks

I need to get to sea and soon will. After two years of construction, a hundred thousand people are watching in dry dock on May 31, 1911 as hydraulic triggers release me onto a path greased with 22 tons of tallow and soap that let me glide into the River Lagan. Now my staterooms and […]

Also posted in Edward J. Smith, John Jacob Astor, Ships, Titanic

Immigration Reform – Debate II – George Thomas Clark v. D.A. King

In April my online debate about immigration with D.A. King, founder of The American Resistance, attracted many readers, a stack of letters, and interest from other online publications.  Now Mr. King and I are going to discuss the border security and immigration reform legislation proposed by, among others, Senator John McCain and Senator Edward Kennedy.  I support this legislation.  […]

Also posted in Agriculture, Mexico

Opponents of Immigration Hurl Letters and Insults

Who are the angriest people in the United States?  Are they the supporters or opponents of war in Iraq, neocons or neoliberals, the devout or the secular, disrespected homemakers or overworked career mothers?  No is the answer to each of the aforementioned inquiries.  The most outraged people in the land are those actively opposing illegal […]

Also posted in Agriculture, Mexico, Racism

George Thomas Clark Debates D.A. King about Immigration

This is my recent online exchange with D.A. King, founder of The American Resistance Foundation, a national coalition of citizens actively opposed to illegal immigration.  Mr. King spends lots of his own money as he travels and speaks and takes part in rallies and debates all comers. George Thomas Clark – Don’t you think the Bush administration, […]

Also posted in Agriculture, Mexico