I’m writing even though I have other things I’d rather do such as empty the tray under that plant by the piano, a plant that’s flourishing but I couldn’t name if I tried…
It was somewhere between 2011 and 2013, I’d guess. I was married but didn’t have any children so it was easy to agree to middle-of-the-day activities. I served as an elder in my church and volunteered, along with another elder to take Communion to someone who couldn’t attend our worship services. The other elder was […]
There’s so much in my little world that currently has something to do with race, race relations, and racism (nothing against me, that I know of, but involving people/entities that I know and/or am impacted by). It’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed by it all, to wonder what to say or if to even […]
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7 NIV) I believe we’ve all been given the right to breathe ever since God breathed into Adam. But we’ve disrespected the work of the […]
(Forgive my lateness…I’ve been mulling over this for a while, unsure of how to talk about it. The other night I couldn’t sleep and the words began to form. I finally added more days later.) I don’t follow the news very closely–I simply don’t make the time. But some things are hard to ignore like […]
click to read linked article i have one. and i’ve often worried about him. i haven’t worried that he’ll not be successful. no. i’ve often worried that someone would hurt him simply because he’s a black male. now that he’s 6’4” and a chunk of lean muscle, you could say that i have nothing to […]
it’s not for the wind through my hair or the unexpected gravel through my gears. it’s for the time alone, the outdoor perspective…the knowledge that i can. about 7 years ago i thought about buying a road bike. i was living in chicago and an add for the annual midnight ride caught my attention. a […]
Embedded video from CNN Video one really sad fact about all this is that even if the club leadership isn’t racist, the members who said those racist things when the children got there have made it that much harder to even think about smoothing anything over. oh human nature. when will you end?
just in case you needed some clarity, THIS may help. perhaps i’ll add my two cents another time when i have time. right now i’m too busy being black…hehe…sorry, my tongue’s in my cheek. i promise.