Pierced to the Heart

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

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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

Touch

Does Anything ever really touch? Can we really ever feel one anothers pain and can we truly let go enough to invest in each others struggles. In actuality, as proven by quantum physics on the subatomic level; two objects can never meet or touch. This is due to  electrons in opposing atoms resisting one another. Their … 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

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

A Nation Divided?

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  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…

“Walk a Mile in my Shoes”

Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but … Continue reading

To Kill a Mockingbird: Enough is Enough Revisited

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” – Attitcus Finch, Chapter 11, To Kill a Mockingbird There was a young multi-ethnic man in his early 30s of Afro/Asiatic heritage who was slain by a mob of European reactionaries. He was unarmed, had a spotless reputation and cared for others. He was purportedly … 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

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