Being a resident of St. Louis, Missouri, the Ferguson riots hit close to home - literally.My comments on this matter are short but I hope they resonate: the media is fueling this tiny flame into a full-blown bomb. ...more
It occurs to me that the way to change people's attitudes is to tell them the truth.If people are never exposed to the truth, we can't blame them for not 'getting it' when we try to explain things like sexism and racism....more
Let’s face it: it's not just the lack of compassion towards children at the border seeking asylum; the House of Representatives neglected its duty to provide leadership on immigration reform long ago....more
"Memory Provides What Life Does Not"-The late Richard Dawson, host of the old "Family Feud" TV, series could boast (if you want to call it that ), of one the most bittersweet memories. He had to balance the reality with those that are an Englishman's highest hope: meeting the Queen of England....more
Why aren’t we reading more adult fiction by writers of color or about the non-white experiences?
As much as the news outlets like to tout it, reading isn’t dead. At least once a week, a Facebook friend will ask for book recommendations. Social media has made reading more social. We share status updates about our current reads, rave about books we love, and even track our reading progress all through social media.
Was that ever really a thing? I mean, besides a way to sugarcoat regular conservatism to make it sound more appealing to swing voters? I think it was Tony Blair who said something like, “Compassionate conservatism means we’re still not going to help you but we’re really sorry about it.”...more