We #tortured people who did not crash planes into the Twin Towers or the Pentagon. We tortured people who were later declared innocent. We tortured people who died from the torture. We tortured people who were our allies and working for us. We tortured people who had no charges filed. We tortured people with the… Read More »
Posting this (slightly edited version) on behalf of someone who cannot post due to the circumstances of their life. I guess the question is, what now, after the Eric Garner verdict? The cops used an illegal choke-hold, one that they had been directed not to use. The coroner ruled Garner’s death a homicide. The police… Read More »
I don’t usually reblog. But I’d like you to go here to read this. http://iambeggingmymothernottoreadthisblog.com/2014/11/27/race-ya/ Note that there are two instances of the “F” word, which might offend you, but then I have to ask, why does the fact that black men are being shot down at rates far out of proportion to their population… Read More »
I am having a series of conversations with people who ask me (as if I’m an expert!) of what they can do to help with the situation in Ferguson. I’m always going to approach this from my grid as a Christian believer. So some of my answers come from my own faith in a powerful,… Read More »
Today’s quote is from Henry Valentine, the Chief Safety Patrol Officer for Windmill Elementary School in Windmill, Texas: Why do we do all this, sitting and listening and memorizing, if we don’t mean to do anything about it?
See. here’s the thing, Christians: we have an opportunity to speak out about injustice to our fellow humans, our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and we are largely silent or even supporting the whitewash in #Ferguson. We were so righteously angry over same-sex marriage and Chik-Fil-A. We were so righteously angry over a baker… Read More »
Today’s quote is from Benjamin Clark, the star pitcher of his baseball league: There needs to be something that comes out of all this suffering, somewhere I’m supposed to go or something I’m supposed to do.
I’ll be quoting from the novel “Stars in the Texas Sky” for the next few days, some of the more memorable things said by the characters. Today’s quote is from Talitha Lawson, wife of the mayor of Windmill, Texas: In a small Texas town, you follow football in the fall and baseball in the spring… Read More »
I’m going to be interviewed at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at both the 9:00 and 11:00 services. 36017 SE Fish Hatchery Road, Fall City, WA 98024
This is a short story from my book River of Dreams (available online in print and ebook formats). We were given a photo and then asked to write a story. This picture shows a line of seven people, possibly family members, some holding red balloons, walking down a street in some town in modern Russia.… Read More »