Paul Haeder, Author

writing, interviews, editing, blogging

Note: Originally published in award-winning Street Roots 27 June 2020. One person’s refugee status is another’s loyalty to employers, state and country “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the …

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The famous quote from the Dustin Hoffman movie, ‘The Graduate,’ is not wasted on Duane Snider: “One word: plastics.” That was Benjamin Braddock, just graduated from college, sitting in a swimming pool. Giving him advice on attaining the American dream, the neighbor’s statement says it all. Today? Hedge funds? Flipping houses? Coronavirus repossessions? For Duane, …

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“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.” — Michelle Rosenthall A features column in an arts and lifestyle rag usually doesn’t go down the rabbit hole of a person’s trauma and her battles scraping to get out of darkness. A few artists I’ve interviewed for Deep Dive unleashed …

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Yeah, I hate Facebook, and I got suckered into it as a request for my work with a non-profit. To be honest, I did not get much from Fuck-You-Book in that regard. My non-profit even purchased Google and Facebook ads, and that brought my work zilch. So, engaging in robust, funny, sarcastic, profane, anti-authority, pushing …

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Charles Eisenstein, summarizes the crossroads that we face: “For a long time, we, as a collective, have stood helpless in the face of an ever-sickening society. Whether it is declining health, decaying infrastructure, depression, suicide, addiction, ecological degradation, or concentration of wealth, the symptoms of civilizational malaise in the developed world are plain to see, but we …

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