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    A veteran newspaper reporter, Jesse tells stories of regular people living with passion, struggling against injustice or simply practicing their faith. Through songwriting, magazine journalism and essays, Jesse aims to describe the human condition, especially the search for transcendence.


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My kid’s art teacher asked if Michael Brown was too political (Durham News)

My youngest and I helped art teacher Malcolm Goff haul his pieces into the school. I noticed one of them had an inscription, “In honor of Michael Brown.” It showed a young black man with his hands raised up in defense, his eyes and mouth wide with fear. “Do you think it’s too political for elementary school kids?” Malcolm asked me.

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