9-1-1 is not a joke: The Lesson Amy Cooper learned

“I’m sorry.  I’m in the Ramble and there is a man, African American. He has a bicycle helmet; he is recording me and threatening me and my dog. … There is an African American man.  I am in Central Park.  He is recording me and threatening myself and my dog. … I’m sorry.  I can’t […]

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For Ahmaud Arbery: I’ve got to run

The news has a cycle but I still run in a circle.  Most days, I lace up my running shoes, stretch and shake my legs out before running around a homemade track around a pond.  I run to work out problems.  I run down leads on ideas.  I run to reflect on my life and […]

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What day is it? Justice for Ahmaud Arbery is late

Justice isn’t blind; the justice system willingly turns a blind eye. Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23, but Tom Durden, the district attorney didn’t request a formal investigation until May 5.  On May 6, the Kingsland Office began the investigation, and Arbery’s killers, the father and son, Gregory and […]

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Losing our traditions: Online religion in the time of COVID-19

Time and again and for years on end, I have heard these two passages from the psalter: “This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118.24). “I will bless the Lord at all times; God’s praises will continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34.1).  But […]

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Praying during a pandemic: Hand in glove

Hand in glove, COVID-19 sees most American hands in gloves.  We are not quick to touch, are slow to pick up and there is no discussion of “reaching out to touch somebody’s hand.”  No, we “make this world a better place” by staying home.  Once unknown due to long commutes and ever- increasing work hours, […]

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