Advent: Coming of the King of Peace

Advent: Coming of the King of Peace

This Advent, gather with us in this space. Take a moment to breathe, to read very short reflections, to consider the ties between this ancient tradition and the challenges and joys of our current situation. Please hit ‘subscribe’ to join us in the contemplative journey. To go deeper, try one…
A Note on the Terms in White Picket Fences

A Note on the Terms in White Picket Fences

White Picket Fences addresses the topic of privilege, giving particular attention to race, class, and disability. I chose to use the term “African American” most of the time within these pages because studies show that white people implicitly associate the word “black” with negative ideas, whereas the word “African American”…
On Halloween and Learning the Language of Love

On Halloween and Learning the Language of Love

Today was Halloween, and Halloween is now a holiday, like many others, that brings up the subject of political correctness. Some costumes obviously disrespect people of other races and cultures. Others unintentionally appropriate traditions that cheapen symbols and minimize attire of its cultural significance. Especially for people who have grown…