Every Generation

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” ― George Orwell Steven Colbert called it truthiness: “the tendency to accept propositions that one wishes to be true as true, ignoring the usual verification standards for facts.” The “Truthiness” of millennials, a … 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

For Whom the Belle Tolls

 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good;and what doth the Lord require of thee,but to do justly, and to love mercy,and to walk humbly with thy God? Mic 6:88 (KJV) True liberty can exist only when justice is equally administered to all.  Lord Mansfield “Belle” The movie was based on a true and riveting story about a … Continue reading

Anthology 2013: A Spanish Lullaby Part II

Now is a good time for a Spanish Lullaby of comfort.  Reading the books about Latinos and the words of the many Latino Authors will reveal that we share as many things in common as what makes us all different and unique. Whether realized at Plymouth Rock, or delayed reality of the Emancipation Proclamation, to our present debate over Immigration Reform; the words of … Continue reading

Perception: The Lens on our World

Lens on our World Perception is the point at which the reality becomes subjective to the circuitry and data configuration of the receiver. In simple language, the received information through the eye; or figuratively the ability to take in external information from our 5 senses and process it in some fashion that can be interpreted … Continue reading

We were like those who dreamed

The American dream is much more than a dream of a dedicated landmass. It is an experiment, granted by our creator, based on an ideal that is deeply rooted in the unalienable birthrights of all men and women. In our nation of laws, however, a moral paradox exists concerning our dealings with the immigration dilemma. … Continue reading

There’s a Stranger in my House

    “So you, too, must show love to foreigners, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.” Deuteronomy 10:19 New Living Translation (NLT) Demographic changes are affecting this nation in ways we never contemplated. Neighborhoods are changing faces on a level not seen since the Second Great Migration that took place … Continue reading

Imago Dei

Documented and undocumented immigration and racism affects us all. The simplistic, whitewashed and self-righteous phrase, “round them all up and send them back,” leads us to question, where? For instance; Do we send them (Mexican Immagrents) back to the lands in the southwest that the United States took from Mexico during the so-called Manifest Destiny … Continue reading

“The Closer I Get To You”: Overcoming the Blind Spot II

The popular song, “The Closer I Get To You,” by the late Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack says, “The closer I get to you the more you’ll make me see.”  It was a very popular romantic duet written in 1977. Like many other romantic songs, it communicates a central message of passion. It is this … Continue reading

Overcoming the Blind Spot

In the middle of our multi-ethnic/cultural divide is a blind spot located in our field of vision. However, we compensate for it by using both of our eyes together. Much like an infant’s game of peek-a-boo – when she doesn’t see you, you don’t exist – our blind spot occurs when multi-ethnic/racial groups are unable … Continue reading