Yes, I still want to see Heaven . . .

Dec 7, 2018 by

Each Sunday, at the close of his sermons, Pastor Blake would open the doors of the church. To the uninitiated, that did not mean that it was finally time to leave and go home to Sunday dinner. Rather, that was...

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Bill Cosby, the Confederate flag and America

Jul 8, 2015 by

Many African Americans don’t want to acknowledge the apparent likelihood Bill Cosby is a serial rapist. Many whites don’t want acknowledge that racism and white supremacist ideas are inextricably linked to...

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We don’t have to give up

Jun 8, 2015 by

One great thing about being a parent is how heartwarming moments can happen at any time and often take us by surprise. Such was the case the other day as my daughter, Julia, and I discussed the end of her...

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Multigenerational sandwich

Dec 1, 2014 by

A few months ago now, our household went multigenerational. My mother-in-law’s struggles with her memory, and her struggles with those who would take advantage of her had finally reached a place where she...

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Parent-child relations

Jun 2, 2014 by

Our diagnosis: Parent-child relations. At last. After a fast-moving, slow-motion spiral that had led to my daughter’s hospitalization for emotional and behavioral health, we at last had an answer and a...

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