Pierced to the Heart

Freedom of religion should never be compromised because the sword of fear and overreaction can cut two ways.

The Modulus of Elasticity

The California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage posted on YouTube that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the face and head of a prostrate woman. Video shows him straddling the woman and hitting her at least 11 times. Police say that the woman needed to be restrained and was endangering herself and motorists … 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

What Lies Beneath the Surface

“For the Lord’s view is not man’s; man takes note of the outer form, but the Lord sees the heart.” 1Sam 16:7 B Below the surface there is the actual person which represents a pattern established of ones cultural template, collective experiences, spiritual condition and mental outlook. Often, boundaries are established during interaction with those … Continue reading

“Don’t Curse the Darkness, Light a Candle”

“‘We have seen so many ancient tyrannies pass from earth since Egypt and Rome held dominion that our eyes are directed not to the tragic present, but to the beyond, wherein the arc of history will be found bending toward justice, victory and freedom.” Rabbi Jacob Kohn 1940 B.j. Thomas sang a song entitled “Another … Continue reading