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Note to Self: Shithole Leaders Are a Danger to Humanity

I saw so many parallels between the thinking of the Germans in the 1920s and the thinking/rationale of many of the white nationalists who voted for president shithole in 2016. Germans blamed Jews for the deteriorating economic conditions they faced. … Continue reading

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Disturbing the Peace

Besides getting a workout, the gym has become a place where I can go to find peace and escape from the everyday hassles of life. On yesterday, however, my peace was greatly disturb by the ignorant and racist remarks of … Continue reading

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A Birthday Reflection

Another birthday I celebrate today. And I’m thankful. Thankful for another  year of life. To come full circle to this annual birth-grimage; journey to life is a blessing. To know that first God chose me to enter into this world … Continue reading

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Seximacy

“Love recognizes no barriers.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou If you’ve been married for some time and have children, it can be especially challenging to carve out … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass’ Crystal Ball: Truth Telling for the Ages

This, Frederick Douglass’ speech given during the  mid 19th century on a 4th of July day is powerful, yet haunting. As I read it, tears flowed from my eyes. I guess because it feels both surreal and real. It feels … Continue reading

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Five Hundred Ninety-Five: Way Too Many

Five hundred ninety-five. That’s not a big number to some.  But, when 595 quantifies the loss of lives, it’s always hard to stomach, because ALL LIVES  MATTER, right? However, when that number symbolizes the loss of another black life at the hands of police, … Continue reading

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1776: Independence for Some

Nothing says the 4th of July like the smell of burgers on the grill, the donning of red, white, and blue, and the magical displays of fireworks. Annually millions of Americans and non-citizens who treasure freedom come together around picnics, … Continue reading

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