April 5, 2019


March 23, 2018

At a prayer vigil after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Barack Obama likened the joy and anxiety of parenthood to “having your heart outside of your body all the time, walking around. With their very first cry, this most precious, vital par...

September 1, 2017

Over the last couple of years, I have adopted a mantra of “ My joy is my resistance.” I have adopted this mantra because I tend to focus on how far I have to go, instead of how far I have come. Sometimes I have trouble being present in the current moment. Also, I need...

February 2, 2017

Here are some things that I think are making this period so challenging: 

  • We can't agree on facts: 

  • People are resistant to incorporating new information that challenges their way of thinking:

  • Two people can watch the same debate or discussion and come awa...

October 8, 2016

We have reached a new low in this campaign season, if anyone thought it wasn’t possible. This election season is intimately related to racism and sexism but I think there is an aspect that has not been fully explored- internal divisions and conflicts among white Americ...

June 8, 2016

I was thinking about Gordon Park's "Segregation Story" and, specifically, segregated swimming pools  while I was swimming laps. Among about 50 people at the YMCA pool I was the only black person in the pool area. I am often the only black person in the pool area and al...

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