What Say You?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana “People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.” James Baldwin “It [Democracy] is a great word, whose history, I suppose, remains unwritten, because that history has yet to be enacted” Anthony Whitman “History, despite its wrenching pain, Cannot beContinue reading “What Say You?”

Goodwill to Men…Crossing the Bridge with Susan and Andy

He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:16-19 NIV  Then the womanContinue reading “Goodwill to Men…Crossing the Bridge with Susan and Andy”

The State of Our Union… (Dear Susan 11-18-2016)

Like most people in our nation, I awoke last week to learn Donald Trump was our new president-elect. I’d like to say that I was surprised. But, I wasn’t. Donald Trump is a very strategic business man and quantifiable “deal maker.” He knew exactly what to say and how to say it to get elected.Continue reading “The State of Our Union… (Dear Susan 11-18-2016)”

Dear Susan, (10-28-16) race relations continued…

Dear Susan, How can I hope to bridge the gap and promote meaningful conversation in regard to race? How can I make my white brothers understand what a black mother fears these days? I fully agree “All Lives Matter,” yet it is the blood of black people staining the streets. I know you may beContinue reading “Dear Susan, (10-28-16) race relations continued…”

Who Do You See…

Lately, I’ve taken to morning walks not only to shed a few pounds but to also stimulate my brain. As I enjoy the fresh fall air, I am struck by the wide variety of trees and leaves on my path and how beautiful they all are. Why can’t we appreciate people the same way?  The woodsContinue reading “Who Do You See…”

…and Justice for All

When you see me, who do you see? A Black face? Someone who evokes rage or fright, Undeserving mercy, grace?   When you see me, who do you see? Blind and white and deaf; loath to step into shoes of your pain, color, grief or plight?   When you see me, when will you seeContinue reading “…and Justice for All”