Est Unitatis Fortitudinem!

‚ÄúThese are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman…” ~ Thomas Paine Sister, brothers, friends, fellow progressives and conservatives alike…fellow Americans… Putin doesContinue reading “Est Unitatis Fortitudinem!”

No More Labels

There are three groups (at least) that really should be identified when considering the whole misogyny, predatory, superior male behavior confluence… There are those who have rarely, if ever, behaved inappropriately. Perhaps rare, but nonetheless, they exist and we dare not mistakenly lump them into the broader pool of our collective anger. The second groupContinue reading “No More Labels”

It’s all history; the good, the bad and the very ugly

Here’s a thought…At the risk of angering everyone, how about we keep all the historical statues… Yeah. That’s right. Destroying them won’t change the reason they exist; which, by the way, is where this discussion must inevitably go. So, take them out of the public places where they pay homage to some wrong minded once-upon-a-timeContinue reading “It’s all history; the good, the bad and the very ugly”

Keep walking…

Listening to morning news…Wow. It’s so much simpler than this…There is a basic accessibility, invitation, and inclusivity in authentic faith. It doesn’t get caught in the limitations of religion, culture, gender, ethnicity, era, class, or any measure of worthiness and/or education. It rises above ignorance, prejudice and fear and recognize sameness, not division. It raisesContinue reading “Keep walking…”

“I don’t care…”

In the movie “The Fugative,” Dr. Richard Kimble: [Holding Gerard at gunpoint] I didn’t kill my wife! Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: I don’t care!  That is exactly what I want from former FBI director Robert Mueller who was appointed to be the special counsel to oversee the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016Continue reading ““I don’t care…””

“I know that pain…” An open letter to Simon.

Dear Simon, I read your latest blog and was extrememly moved… You see, I know that pain. My wife and I struggled for years, unsuccessfully trying to have a family. We came to marriage late, so we were already late to parenting. And while all and everyone around us, to us anyway, seemed to beContinue reading ““I know that pain…” An open letter to Simon.”