I’m a man in rural America, does that mean I have to kill wild animals?

“There was a murder in the red barn, a murder in the red barn” — Tom Waits

What does it mean to be a man?

I wish I knew.

I have a possum story I used to tell to my Junior High students. Back then, the story had me as a hero, protecting the school’s chickens. I did what had to be done. I don’t…

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Andrew Gaertner

Andrew Gaertner

To live in a world of peace and justice we must imagine it first. For this, we need artists and writers. I write to reach for the edges of what is possible.