Paul Haeder, Author

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The sky glows bright red in Salem hours before sunset Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Beechie Creek Fire in Marion County was burning about 30 miles to the east. (Photo by Monica Kwasnik) Opinion | Fire. Evacuations. What next? As we confront our new normal, we’re still searching for a society designed to protect people by Paul …

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Your Right to Your Opinion Ends with My Right to Might by Paul Haeder / August 30th, 2020 No ruling class could survive if it wasn’t attentive to its own interest consciously trying to anticipate control / initiate events at home & abroad both overtly & secretly. The dirty truth is that many people find …

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In the 1980s, Jordan Merrell often played in the wilderness near his home, located in the Siuslaw Forest in Lincoln County. Jordan was adopted by Carol Van Strum and husband Paul Merrell when he was days old in 1979. (Photos courtesy of Carol van Strum) Opinion | A letter a day for 15 years and …

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No veteran shall die alone…I hear his footstepsnear a focal planehe looked at a worldthrough old lensestripping with amputee’slamentations, eyes burstingdiabetes more than dietarybenign medical diagnosis he pushed into my lifewheelchair red, hair unkemptman on a missionhomeless then, institutionalizedthe place of my temporary work he talked of Brazil one dayskirting along Copa Cabanahe shared cachaçawith …

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Paul K. Haeder, author of “Wide Open Eyes: Surfacing from Vietnam,” captured this photo outside the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo by Paul K. Haeder) Collection of short fiction relives memories of Vietnam and its American war Author Paul K. Haeder discusses his new book, ‘Wide Open Eyes,’ in Street Roots, which …

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[Mike Hastie after he was pepper sprayed by federal law enforcement Saturday night. (Photo courtesy of Mike Hastie) ] An interview with Mike Hastie, a member of Veterans for Peace who federal officers assaulted with pepper spray at close range Saturday night, unprovoked by Paul K. Haeder | 27 Jul 2020. Originally published in Street Roots, Portland, OR. …

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Introductory remarks — It gets complicated, life imitating art or art imitating life. I try to go into a trance and also flow with the proscribed language of words . . . poetry as music, a song of discovery. Sometimes a fugue state, emotions drawn and quartered. There are not enough songs, and with each …

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