Choosing Sides? In the Aftermath of Violence, there are No Winners

In the wake of the Charlottesville, VA protests, one thing has become crystal clear: One side is motivated by fear, which leads to anger, anger to hate. One side throws around emotionally-charged language, calling the other side traitors to America. One side refuses to give any ground, refuses to honestly hear the other side out. … Continue reading Choosing Sides? In the Aftermath of Violence, there are No Winners

Censoring History: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

The weekend of July 4th, 2010, my family made the long trek from Dayton, Ohio to New Orleans, LA via a small van stuffed with 4 adults, 2 small kids, and associated gear. We were going to celebrate my Uncle Bill's birthday with many other family members who hailed (originally) from Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky. … Continue reading Censoring History: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Be Careful What You Wish For

I've seen a lot of people, particularly Christians, calling for unity and forgiveness on both sides now the election is over (and they won). The onus is on you, dear people, to offer peace and friendship. For a year or more, you've made it clear to half the population of America that "you don't want … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For

Honest Obituaries

"As long as we have a man's body, we play our Vanities upon it, surrounding it with humbug and ceremonies, laying it in state, and packing it up in gilt nails and velvet: and we finish our duty by placing over it a stone, written all over with lies." ~Vanity Fair, William M. Thackeray It … Continue reading Honest Obituaries