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…
The Curse of Being Present Yet Unseen
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 […]
i don’t promise eloquence, just words.
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 […]
The Right to Breathe
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 […]
#ferguson. Scattered thoughts. Part 1.
(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 […]
brothers are suspicious
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 […]
why i ride
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 […]