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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.

A Soft Landing: Federal, State, and Local

This is the third in the series, A Soft Landing, which explores how we might achieve a more just, equitable society without violent revolution. Red. Yellow. Blue. With only three buckets of paint, we can create every color. Mix them … Continue reading

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A New Constitution

This is the second in the series, A Soft Landing, which explores how we might achieve a more just, equitable society without violent revolution. Our Founding Fathers chafed under the capricious rule of King George III, had the audacity to … Continue reading

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A Soft Landing

This is the first in the series, A Soft Landing, which explores how we might achieve a more just, equitable society without violent revolution. It’s been almost eight years since I started this blog, ostensibly about yoga, though in fact … Continue reading

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The N-word Comes to Emerson

I’m excited. Invited to ArtsEmerson Play Reading Book Club for The Peculiar Patriot, a one-women show by poet and activist Liza Kessie Peterson. Excitement wavers. The assembled include fourteen middle-aged white women, three grey-haired white men, and a trio of … Continue reading

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Big Box Ethics

Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware. Responsible consumers are supposed to always make sure they got the true deal. That’s why I watch Star Market cashiers with a keen eye: markdown prices taped to the peanut butter or dry bean shelf rarely … Continue reading

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Statutes of Limitations

Does criminal behavior carry an expiration date? I recently wrote, in regards to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination hearings, “I have reservations about how we apply 2018 standards to 1980’s adolescent behavior.” A reader who objected to that statement (“…young … Continue reading

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A Chink in the Wall of Deny, Deny, Deny

Democracy creates strange bedfellows. This morning our precarious system of justice got a one-week reprieve thanks to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a soft-spoken, earnest professional woman; two strident protestors who blocked a US Senator in an elevator; and a lame … Continue reading

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