What Buffalo is known for now

Buffalo, New York is known for large snow accumulations and buffalo wings. It is where I moved to at the age of sixteen, making both a Southerner and a Northerner out of me. It is the home of the Buffalo Bills and a little over a quarter million people, including my mother and siblings. On […]

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Baptism is the way to the undivided “kin-dom” that is coming

My heart is with my siblings in Ukraine. Russia is attacking their home, starting a war during a global pandemic. I pray for their peace and protection. I mourn for the lives lost to the vanities of war and power’s greed. I pray that we will be able to see ourselves without either. Masks on, […]

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The Monotony of Hatred: Race has nothing new to say

Deconstructing race, tearing down the linguistic, legal and living structures that support the defacing of the imago Dei in all human beings is hard work. So is keeping a racialized group propped up to look down their noses at others not chosen to be white. It is easier to simply rinse and repeat after race, […]

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Heavy

There is heaviness everywhere. Not the heaviness, nothing in particular. Not a heaviness, nothing in general. Just heaviness. All heavy. Heavy- lifting. Heavy- silence. Heavy- breathing. Heavy- hearted. Due to the heavy- handed, Which makes for labored human being. There is heaviness everywhere. Solid and dense. Weighty and murky. Unholy. Instead, very human. Heavy weight, […]

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It’s all in the flesh

“There are white people and then, there are people of color.”  I’ve heard this story before and I know how it ends.  Spoiler alert.  The color white is supreme, comes out on top, saves the day, the planet, the universe, the damsel in distress, the heathen, the barbarian, the baby and the bath water.  The […]

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