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Paul Gordon
Paul Gordon left his garbage job of 7 years in September 2012 to pursue his artistic practice; and completed a masters degree (MFA) from Goddard College in 2013. He has commercially fished for salmon in Alaska, can still do the Rubik’s cube pretty fast, and toured internationally for 16 years with his friends, Andy and Greg in Second Hand Dance Company, a fully collaborative modern dance, acrobatic, comedy, theater company. Paul currently is teaching, performing and directing theater and dance work in Denmark and developing an interactive performance style to combine audience participation, monologue, comedy and dance.

Entries by Paul Gordon

Something Rotten (And Fascistic) In Denmark

(16) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 1:35 PM

Yesterday Denmark held elections and voted into office a bunch more ultra conservatives from their right-wing, borderline-fascistic Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti)

Racism in Denmark has grown since that party was formed and has continued since. But, with the increasingly conservative movement...

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Elderly Women's Empowerment Fiction or 'Soft-core, Old-lady Porn'-- Behold the Great New Movement Upon Us!

(3) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 12:20 AM

I want Charmaine Gordon's elderly women's empowerment fiction to go viral and, while it might not, her work is deserving of it because it is devoted to a small, somewhat overlooked, yet important genre that deserves all the attention it can get.

This woman happens to be my 84-year-old...

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What the News in the U.S. Gets Wrong About Denmark

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 12:12 AM

Yes... that's correct: what the news in the U.S. tells you about Denmark's population being so happy truly is a load of crap, and the answers to fixing the broken U.S. social and financial system cannot be found there.

The confusion we suffer as earth's inhabitants vexes many of us;...

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What a Flying Deer Can Teach You About Your Priorities

(1) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 8:14 AM

It seems life's opportunities are not enough and I, like so many on the planet, spend lots of time distracting myself from the life right in front of me. You do it, too. Each of us numbs out from the realities of the world around us, gorging on -- take...

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Who's Kidding Who?

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 10:23 AM

Who's kidding who here? The politicians know what they need to do about casting votes and how each vote might affect their chances for reelection in each phase of every election cycle, and we know they know it... and many of us understand their bullshit. Currently, early in Obama's second...

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Hoarding and Whistle-blowing

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 6:02 PM

At the time of this writing Edward Snowden, the fugitive from U.S. justice for his having blown the cover off national surveillance tactics, is running both a maze and a race to find a safe haven somewhere in the world. I feel for him and also for Bradley Manning, the...

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Gouges for Freaks (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 5:00 PM

Everyone deserves a home. Maybe you find one... but maybe your home finds you.

I worked with a friend who grew up here and traveled a lot before settling back here. In contrast, his brother left and never came back, not even to visit much. Instead he tooled around for...

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Chronicles of a G-Man -- Gouges for Freaks (Part One of Two)

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 1:27 PM

In our town, as in many, people who don't have cars can walk to the grocery story on nice weather days (which aren't always in abundance here, as we are one of the rainiest and cloudiest parts of the country).

If efficient, the small shopping event leaves one with a...

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Lessons for Romney From a Garbage Man

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 9:14 AM

Hi Mitt. Paul here. We've not met, but you've made yourself so public I felt inspired myself to offer a few public thoughts about your behavior.

Mitt, you use your own sense of superiority to bully people. I watched it during the first debate; and I also saw that

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On Sandy and Natural Disasters: A Garbage Man's Perspective

(22) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 6:21 PM

Six years ago I needed health insurance, and without having completed my undergraduate degree, I found employment as a garbage man for my city -- Binghamton, N.Y. I joined the force in the wake of the 2006 flood, after having volunteered to clean up the hardest hit areas down by...

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