All Killers Matter

President Trump after the recent mass killing: “We have to get much tougher.  We have to get much smarter.  And we have to get much less politically correct.  We’re so politically correct that we’re afraid to do anything… what we have right now is a joke and it’s a laughingstock.  And no wonder so much […]

Love

Real love is deep and broad and wide. Love has layers. Love is a mosaic. Love calls for many kinds of words and deeds. Love is a multiplicity. The love of a parent for a child requires an expansive array of supportive and guiding words and deeds.   Name the top 20 things a child needs […]

Take a Knee

  Sports commentator Tom Goldman was talking in a podcast about the controversy of NFL players kneeling during the anthem.   He reflected about the times you TAKE A KNEE during a football game, and mentioned two:   When the quarterback gets the snap, he will take a knee to stop the play. There is a […]

Etched In Stone

I just got back from a trip to Washington DC, and man, that city is covered in quotes. Every important building, memorial and monument is hallowed by words that designers chose to guard the integrity and guide the morality of America’s people, from generation to generation. Spend a few hours visiting attractions in the capital, […]

Eat Your Mistakes

A friend of mine studied culinary arts under a master chef, and the chef always insisted that his students eat the food they ruined.  Or even slightly messed up.  You eat your mistakes. Burned.  Dry.  Poorly sifted, proportioned, or kneaded.  Something went wrong with this thing and it comes out just… bad.   The chef says you […]

Stopping and Starting

Alcoholics Anonymous has some real wisdom to offer anyone who is serious about racial justice and reconciliation.   Healing is not just about what needs to stop. It’s also about what needs to start.   You’ve probably known a drunk or two. Maybe you see one in the mirror. There’s always other people around, who […]