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Day of (Lip) Service

Casting the MLK holiday as a Day of Service sterilizes King’s radical demands for socioeconomic equality. King was assassinated in 1968 while supporting a strike by public employees, and soon thereafter… 280 more words

A new leaf

There are poems inside of me

That paper cant handle

Turn a new leaf, they say

New year, new beginnings,

cast far off from the painful yesterday; 58 more words

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Many political debates are cast ahistorically, i.e., without regard for the ongoing power differentials flowing from the past. For example, analyzing campaign contributions as a matter of free speech without regard for the context and its implications: holders of concentrated wealth capitalize on their advantage and entrench it farther into the future. 106 more words

Vayeishev (Gen. 37:1-40:23)

It’s time for the Joseph story.  Get out the popcorn. 

Except for an interlude involving Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar, this week’s reading is a single, tightly focused story that will take us to the end of Genesis over the next few weeks.  1,588 more words

The Blackbird Abides

With busy joy the blackbird
builds a nest
in the rain gutter.

She sounds like men repairing the roof.

Does she know what will happen… 22 more words


The perils and pleasures of being frightfully naive

Today there is a wake for my late coach Trent Richards. As shared in this blog last week, I met the man when I was only thirteen years old. 2,423 more words

Naïve Plans

Recently I overhead one woman say to another woman, “Oh, I can’t wait for you to get engaged, get married, and have babies!!”

Across the aisle, I threw up a little in my mouth. 887 more words