Leon Walker: The Consequences of Speaking Out

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For reporting gross waste of government funds, Leon Walker has faced years of ongoing persecution at the hands of Oakland County Government, his former employer. As a result, his career has been ruined, he’s been financially destroyed, and in only a matter of days, he and his family will be evicted from their home. Leon shares his story about the consequences of speaking out.

Art imitating life…and afterlife

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With the recent publication of my novel, Oh Hell, inspired by the suicide of Thomas Ball in June 2011, it seemed right to update an article that appeared here just over one year ago, entitled, Only one thing left…. (Oh Hell spoiler alert.) Shortly after Thomas James Ball’s death on June 15th, 2011, I read […]

India decides feeding men doesn’t matter

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Forty percent of India’s population – millions of people – are impoverished. The nation has an epidemic of hunger, and thousands of homeless, mostly men. The government has decided to address the issue by initiating a food stamp program. The problem? They’re only giving food stamps to each household’s eldest female resident. This will leave thousands of men starving.