It’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

It’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. I join with many others to take this opportunity to celebrate people with Down syndrome. When our daughter Penny was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth thirteen years ago, our lives changed immediately. At first there was a lot of fear mixed in with…
The 1619 Project and True History

The 1619 Project and True History

Perhaps, like me, you’ve read the New York Times 1619 Project or listened to the podcast. I’ve appreciated the thoughts and conversations they have sparked around the ongoing legacy of slavery and the founding of our nation. As someone who has been thinking and writing a lot about race, racism,…