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by Peter Hamon

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t is 2:30am, I wake, and swing my legs out of my bed. Why at this hour? Like every day except Saturday, I must go to work; I have to be there by 8am. Perhaps you’re thinking, hmm…some commute. No, I live less than an hour’s drive from my job, nor am I walking more than part of the way. You see, I’m talking about merely going to work; this is what will consume the next four to five hours of my life. Despite this effort, I am never assured that I will even arrive, nor, incidentally, that I will return to my home. Or if do return, that my home will still be there [1], or that somewhere along the path to my job, my body will not be incarcerated without cause [2], or destroyed without cause

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3.1 Venice Vol IV MMXVI  

This issue of 3.1 Venice explores compassion and it's many forms of expression within our community and beyond.

3.1 Venice Vol IV MMXVI  

This issue of 3.1 Venice explores compassion and it's many forms of expression within our community and beyond.