Author Archives: John Mears

About John Mears

I teach English, take photographs, play guitar, write, do yoga, meditate, hike, play computer games, and love (and try to serve) humanity. If anything here touches you, let me know! Leave a comment! Subscribe! Enjoy! If you like the photos, you might like the greeting cards we will be selling soon!

Democracies need science. And facts.

Recently there has been much buzz about “alternative facts,” especially since Kellyanne Conway used the term on January 22, 2017 to explain why White House press secretary Sean Spicer falsely (and in spite of photographic evidence to the contrary — … Continue reading

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A short story by John Mears He thought she was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen.  Behind her head, the sun setting over Pierce College gave her highlighted Afro a weird halo.  A black rose tattoo stared at … Continue reading

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Madman at the wheel: An allegorical mini-play

She: I feel like I should say something. He: Say what? She: I think that was a wrong turn. He: Which turn? She: Back there at the T. We just went right.  We should have gone left.  The sign said, … Continue reading

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Love, Pure Love, Continued (with photos)

A long and simple poem — “Love, Pure Love” — has been coming to me in pieces over the years.  Today I took a long hike with my little notebook, and here are today’s pieces. The first three photos below are … Continue reading

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Is Donald Trump a Fascist? A biased, pseudoscientific analysis

A recent viral video shows Irish lawmaker Aodhán O’Riordáin telling his colleagues, “America, the most powerful country in the world, has just elected a fascist.” (  Other YouTube search results for “Trump fascist” are so numerous that I gave up looking … Continue reading

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On Appreciation: Random thoughts on Thanksgiving Day, 2016

At various key junctures my life has been uplifted, even saved, by people who recognized something in me, who loved me in a new way, and/or who showed me a new way to love and/or to be in this world.  … Continue reading

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You Know How Sometimes

You Know How Sometimes A happy poem, even though Trump is President-Elect   You know how sometimes when your heart takes flight, you stop feeling angry and looking for a fight. You stop hating people that you don’t even know … Continue reading

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