Building The Bridge Together

At the top of the February 18th International News Headlines The Pope has weighed in on the Donald and his bombastic (defined as: high sounding but with little meaning, inflated) rhetoric. The Pontiff said: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is … Continue reading

Why

Why is the sky blue? Why does snow melt? Why do people die? Why is that man sleeping on the street? Why can’t I have ice cream? Why do I have to go to bed? -Lois Holzman, Ph.D. Our Children ask us these endless questions that we more times than not, have no absolute answers to. In … Continue reading

While Asleep

One night, when everyone was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Mathew 13:25 Good News Translation (GNT) While asleep, have our voices become silent to the cries of the Disenfranchised. Are we too mesmerized by the voices of hyperbole? Do we understand the real realities of Americans who … Continue reading

Leading The Conversation – Accord1

Remember the horror from which we come. Never forget the greatness of a nation that has overcome its division. Let us never descend into destructive divisiveness – Nelson Mandela On June 9th 2014 in Las Vegas, two persons fatally shot two unsuspecting Police officers along with a third innocent victim before turning the Guns on … Continue reading

CHEMISTRY TO SYNERGY PART 3 REVISITED

Prepare a holy anointing oil, blending them like a skilled perfume maker ( The Art of the Apothecary KJV) to produce the holy anointing oil.” Exodus 30:25 Common English Bible (CEB) The Perfume Maker’s admixture is inclusive of the many ethnicities of which we Americans identify; be it native American, Anglo, African American, Asian, Latino, … Continue reading

The Art of Noise Part III: The Craft

< “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive” Sir Walter Scott, 1808 In this season of late October the phrase “Trick or Treat” abounds from costume clad children and adults nationwide. Illusions are the characteristic of this season of celebration of pranks, tricks and darkness of the Craft. In … Continue reading

(IF) Not we, then Who?

The second law of thermodynamics tells us that unless there is an input of information and/or energy, all material things will deteriorate, decay and eventually fall apart. In other words, in the physical universe about us, the work of restoration and repair is absolutely essential, else deterioration, decay and death will result. In the book … Continue reading

A Nation Divided?

  In a nation divided among imaginary lines of Ideology, class, gender, ethnicity, skin color, etc., the temptation exists to run away with any one of the many sound bites. These sound bites outline a season of politics that stands as nothing more than a dog and pony show to see who can win the … Continue reading

Who’s driving the Bus and who’s under it?

In recent days sports and its dealings with cultural issues is driving the Bus (debate) on sensitivity. One such debate that has landed on the The Ohio State University, President E. Gordon Gee, who retired yesterday after serving as president of the university from 1990- 1997 and recently from 2007-2013. In December 2012 during an update on … Continue reading

Imago Dei II: Freedom, Virtue and Relationship

Originally posted on accord1:
“But we are not mere animals. Made in the image of God, our capacities for reason and virtue are also obligations to put them to use. We must be honest people who keep our word, engage with one another and meet the needs of those around us. That’s the only kind…