Frederick Douglass is a 19th century prophet whose words still resonate in 21st century America.
It is easy to give thanks when everything is going well. It is more important to be open to gratefulness in challenging times.
During the pandemic we are reminded of how much we need fresh air. Which leads me to the Dumb House and a nice sweater.
We have reached the point in our civic lives where we are easily overwhelmed by evil and hatred, which isolate the mind and kill the heart.
“Of course she did” was my response when news broke that Dolly was an investor for a COVID vaccine.
The comment that “my father did the ironing and my mother did the finances” led down a new path.
History will find those who put personal gain and short-term power above service to community and country.
Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be An Antiracist” is a powerful reminder of our personal responsibilities in fighting racism.
The road a country takes to decency and respect for the rule of law is long.
“Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— / Let it be that great strong land of love / Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme / That any man be crushed by one above.” Langston Hughes from “Let America Be America Again” I miss an America where we live into our dreams. An America that sets its aspirations high. We have a chance tomorrow to take the first steps in what will be a very long journey to return to the pathway where so many American dreams reside. We can take those steps toward a place and time where we talk once again about community, sharing, and fairness, instead of falling back on the language of wanting, winning, or simply taking. To an America where there is: Belief in the common good. Commitment to the well-being of the community that is every bit as strong as the commitment to our individual prosperity. Decency shown to everyone, whether they look like us or not. Generosity, given out of our abundance. We can take those steps …