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The Makings of a Racist, Sexist, Colonialist

White supremacy reigned and the other side of white supremacy is black inferiority. We were taught, as reasonably well bred white Southerners, to behave decently, but the whole racial etiquette that governed the way black and white interacted with each other, all of those customs and folk ways that were part of the Jim Crow South I absorbed.

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Writer's Mail

Writer’s Mail
Tuesdays with Story
August 17, 2016

The first word . . .

“Writing isn’t a hobby. It’s hard work.” – Jessie Burton (1983- ), British novelist… 975 more words


Psalm 112:7: Evil Reports

Psalm 112:7: Evil Reports

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

We receive many reports of evil in a world that is increasingly interconnected, and too often it is difficult to sort reality from illusion. 234 more words

Social Justice

Luke 7:36-50: A Prayer for Throwing Stones

Luke 7:36-50: A Prayer for Throwing Stones

Sunday, July 31, 2016

When we read this familiar story with new eyes, we see Jesus once again teach the Pharisees about how to handle the anger they feel when they want to throw stones. 307 more words


Making Lives Matter

Last Saturday, players of the Minnesota Lynx, a Women’s National Basketball Association team, warmed up wearing dark shirts with white lettering. On the front, “CHANGE starts with US” was in bold above, “Justice and Accountability.” On the back, “Philando Castile” above, “Alton Sterling,” above the Dallas Police Department shield, above “Black Lives Matter.” 800 more words


Remembering John Rehm

On June 23rd, 2014, John Rehm passed away. Though it has been two years, I still think of him often. He was a mentor and friend who died much too young and much too painfully.

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Diana Belchase

An Open Letter to the Diane Rehm Show

If I’m in the car and Tiny isn’t with me, the radio is tuned to NPR – specifically my local affiliate, KERA. This morning, in the middle of running errands, it was the Diane Rehm show. 659 more words

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