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

Race, Thoughts, Voices, Attitudes: The Conversation Continues- Accord1

“The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an attempt to break that silence and bridge some of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence. And there are so many silences to be broken.” Audre Lorde

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

Christmas in Living Color

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there … Continue reading

What Lies Beneath the Surface II: Success

  “Arise, shine, for your light has broken through!  The Eternal One’s brilliance has dawned upon you.  See truly; look carefully—darkness blankets the earth; people all over are cloaked in darkness. But God will rise and shine on you; the Eternal’s bright glory will shine on you, a light for all to see. Nations north and south, peoples east and west, … Continue reading

Anthology 2013: Spanish Lullaby for “Bridging us All”

On Monday the 27th of May is the 76th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. “Bridging us All” was the theme of the 75th year celebration a year ago. Pictures of this Bridge figure prominently in many parts of the Accord1 organization. It’s Picture can be seen on the Accord1 website    , Accord1 facebook page as well as different … 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