Heed The Attica Prison Precedent. Save The Rikers Island Inmates (Update)

By Michael McQuillan

A padlocked public park at City Hall permits pigeons to petition the Mayor who cast himself as underdogs’ defender. Continue Reading →


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Michael’s World: The Value Of Writers Groups From Harlem To Harare

By Michael McQuillan

Ideas flood the mind like a jukebox showcasing songs. Continue Reading →


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Mike’s World: Greenwood Speaks From Harlem To Hollywood

By Michael McQuillan

“Life is a spark between two identical voids,” psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom writes in Staring  at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death, “the darkness before birth and the identical one after death.” Continue Reading →


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McQuillan’s World: After The Coup At The Capitol

By Michael McQuillan

I’ve been scribbling thoughts and feelings on store receipts, napkins or envelopes. Continue Reading →


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McQuillan’s World: An Admirable Man

By Michael McQuillan

An unmarked door bares a vacant bar where I want news, not booze. Continue Reading →


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Op-Ed: Preserving Democracy Demands More Than Putting Biden In Office

By Michael McQuillan

Never during my youthful McGovern campaigning or as I lobbied in Washington against Nixon’s Vietnam escalation did I dream that our nation’s concurrent crises would surround my adulthood. Continue Reading →


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Mike’s World: The Lower Ninth Wards Self-Help Success Since Katrina Deserves External Investors

By Michael McQuillan

Katrina’s flood silt soaks the portrait in the image below, but divide the picture in quadrants to absorb its details before you read on. Continue Reading →


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