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    1. A man killed eighteen schoolchildren and a teacher.
    2. A man killed nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    3. A man murdered nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    4. A man of recruitment age murdered nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    5. A man of recruitment age used a military weapon to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    6. A man of recruitment age used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    7. In a free State that does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, a man of recruitment age used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    8. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, in a free State that does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, a man of recruitment age used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    9. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, in a free State that does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    10. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, in a free State that preserves Republican power through racially discriminatory gerrymandering [1] and uses that power to ensure that the government does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    11. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, in a free State that preserves Republican power through racially discriminatory gerrymandering and uses that power to ensure that the government, despite popular support for background checks [2], does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    12. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, in a free State that preserves Republican power through racially discriminatory gerrymandering and uses that power to ensure that the government, despite popular support for background checks, does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age not subject to a background check nor known to be a member of a Militia used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    13. A well regulated Militia, being necessary to, but not sufficient for, the security of a free State, in a free State that preserves Republican power through racially discriminatory gerrymandering and uses that power to ensure that the government, despite popular support for background checks, does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age not subject to a background check nor known to be a member of a Militia used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    14. Public schools being necessary to the education of the people in a free State and a well regulated Militia, being necessary to, but not sufficient for, the security of a free State, in a free State that preserves Republican power through racially discriminatory gerrymandering and uses that power to ensure that the government, despite popular support for background checks, does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age not subject to a background check nor known to be a member of a Militia entered a public school and used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    15. Public schools being necessary to the education of the people in a free State, and for that very reason being an institution under ongoing political attack by those who would infringe the right of the people to teach Books criticizing our national heritage of slavery and intolerance, and a well regulated Militia, being necessary to, but not sufficient for, the security of a free State, in a free State that preserves Republican power through racially discriminatory gerrymandering and uses that power to ensure that the government, despite popular support for background checks, does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age not subject to a background check nor known to be a member of a Militia entered a public school and used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    16. Public schools being necessary to the education of the people in a free State, and for that very reason being an institution under ongoing political attack by those who would eliminate public schools entirely in favor of religious, non-secular education and infringe the right of the people to teach Books criticizing our national heritage of slavery and intolerance, and a well regulated Militia, being necessary to, but not sufficient for, the security of a free State, in a free State that preserves Republican power through racially discriminatory gerrymandering and uses that power to ensure that the government, despite popular support for background checks, does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age not subject to a background check nor known to be a member of a Militia entered a public school and used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    17. Public schools being necessary to the education of the people in a free State, and for that very reason being an institution under ongoing political attack by those who would eliminate public schools entirely in favor of religious, non-secular education and infringe the right of the people to teach Books criticizing our national heritage of slavery and intolerance, and a well regulated Militia, being necessary to, but not sufficient for, the security of a free State, in a free State that preserves Republican power through racially discriminatory gerrymandering and uses that power to ensure that the government, despite popular support for background checks, does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age not subject to a background check nor known to be a member of a Militia entered a public school despite the presence and limited engagement of armed law officers and used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    18. Public schools being necessary to the education of the people in a free State, and for that very reason being an institution under ongoing political attack by those who would eliminate public schools entirely in favor of religious, non-secular education and infringe the right of the people to teach Books criticizing our national heritage of slavery and intolerance, and a well regulated Militia, being necessary to, but not sufficient for, the security of a free State, in a free State that preserves Republican power through racially discriminatory gerrymandering and uses that power to ensure that the government, despite popular support for background checks, does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age not subject to a background check nor known to be a member of a Militia, whose unknown motives will be ascribed to individual mental illness without regard for the social, political, and judicial enablers of his actions, entered a public school despite the presence and limited engagement of armed law officers and used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.
    19. Public schools being necessary to the education of the people in a free State, and for that very reason being an institution under ongoing political attack by those who would eliminate public schools entirely in favor of religious, non-secular education and infringe the right of the people to teach Books criticizing our national heritage of slavery and intolerance, and a well regulated Militia, being necessary to, but not sufficient for, the security of a free State, in a free State that, with funding by lobbyists backed by companies profiting from the manufacture and sale of military weapons to civilians, including to those who fantasize about overthrowing the free State itself, preserves Republican power through racially discriminatory gerrymandering and uses that power to ensure that the government, despite popular support for background checks, does not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear Arms of military issue without any requirement for licensing, registration, enlistment, or swearing of Oaths, a man of recruitment age not subject to a background check nor known to be a member of a well organized Militia, whose unknown motives will be ascribed to individual mental illness without regard for the social, political, and judicial enablers of his actions, entered a public school despite the presence and limited engagement of armed law officers and used a military weapon acquired legally and without impediment to murder nineteen schoolchildren and two teachers.

    Headline version:

           GOP Guns Everywhere; Nation Mourns Again

    What you’ll see:

           Nutjob Kills Kids.

    [1] https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/analysis-opinion/anatomy-texas-gerrymander

    [2] https://texaspolitics.utexas.edu/archive/html/poll/features/gun_control_feature/slide5.html

PAINTING

Pictured: “The Picnic,” “¡Libros Mezclados!” and “French easel, at rest.”

WRITING

LEON:
A LIFE

A 97-year-old retired sea captain recounts his incredible, raunchy, and revealing life story — and Leon H Schneider knows how to tell a joke. (Old Convincer Publishing, 2019)

Read about the making of the book in an excerpt from REAL SIMPLE magazine.

Obituary: Leon H. Schneider (1922-2020) 

TALKING DOGS

The Search for Dog in Cervantes” was published in the Animal Narratology special issue of Humanities in 2017. 

“Narrative Complexity in the Talking-Dog Stories of Cervantes, Hoffmann, Gogol, Bulgakov, and Kafka” (Harvard Extension ALM Thesis, 2012)