Dear White People: Accountability check (one year later)

Dear White People, A year ago, I wrote this post.  When I wrote it, I felt pretty good about it.  It felt like…you know…a pretty solid piece of writing.  And then people read it and shared it and, where most of my other posts reached a high of, like 100 views, this one quickly reached... Continue Reading →

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Flawed ferocity and loving humility

When I got out of my car at the store today, there was a dead cardinal in the parking lot. As I passed it, I let out an involuntary, “oh!” and stood for a moment, looking at the beauty of its wings, at its fierce and fragile structure, at the miracle of its life existing... Continue Reading →

On Holy Boldness

Nearly a year ago, I went for a walk at the labyrinth at the Sisters of Bon Secours.  After walking, I went into the retreat center and they had a bowl full of stones for meditation with words written on them.  After much deliberation (and checking with the person at the desk), I decided to... Continue Reading →

Today in the resistance: Say their names

Two years ago yesterday (June 17, 2015), Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist, shot and killed 9 people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. I wrote this poem then, and post it again today. Let us remember to say their names. On my heart and in my mind today is... Continue Reading →

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