10 Ways to Disconnect from the Next Generation of Progressives

A few weeks ago, I posted this video made by and for some friends of mine: I have been thinking about this video a great deal when it comes to staying connected to that “next” generation of progressive minds and hearts. Now I realize that there are many ways to define both “progressive” as well [Read More…]

Cebu City, My Lost Wallet and the Kindness of Humanity

If you are like me, every once in awhile an email arrives in your inbox from someone who is stuck in London or the Philippines because they were mugged and had their wallet stolen.  Well, I didn’t get mugged and instead of “stolen” I might say, “inadvertently left in a cab” . . . but [Read More…]

A Generation Asks: WTF?

And now a message from the millennials… Wait, what?!?!? But, we thought you were going to fix everything . . . One of the reasons that my wife and I have committed to raising our kids in San Francisco is because we want them to be surrounded by people and perspectives like this: creative, passionate [Read More…]

Why are the Detroit Tigers on my Twitter Profile?

ADDENDUM: Players featured on my twitter profile thus far: “Sweet” Lou Whitaker, Ozzie Virgil Sr., Larry Doby . . . This morning I have no voice and my baseball spirit is in mourning. Last night, my wife and I went to watch the Oakland A’s play the Detroit Tigers in, Game #5 of the American League [Read More…]

An Open Letter to Parents About the Safety of Your Children

Dear Parents, I get it. I really do. Whether it is the first time your daughter gets on the school bus or your son’s first foray out into the playground by himself, there is something that stirs deep in our souls that makes us want to roll their hearts in bubble wrap, douse their spirits with [Read More…]

An open letter to myself about being a man

Original post on www.reyes-chow.com. Dear Me, Pardon the profanity, but it’s time that you got your shit together. Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . as the father of three girls, raised by a kick-ass mother and always surrounded by powerful women, you have always fancied yourself a fairly liberated male and one of the “good” [Read More…]

My Interview with MaryAnn McKibben Dana about “Sabbath in the Suburbs”

I am a firm believer in building community by helping good folks get the word about projects that they are working on. Today, I want to help spread the word about MaryAnn McKibben Dana and her new book, Sabbath in the Suburbs: A Family’s Experiment with Holy Time. I have met MaryAnn a handful of times in [Read More…]

My First Kickstarter Project – A Book on Race

I am diving in and writing about what feeds my soul and gives me hope: race. For the read the full story and become a backer – CLICK HERE. [Read more…]

I am a heretic and I talk to my cat, Gustavo — It’s on the internet, so it must be true

Usually, I do not respond to folks who engage name-calling. When folks attach words like “apostate,” “heresy”  or “theological celebrity” to me, especially when left by people named “guest” or “anonymous,” my guess is that they are NOT interested in having meaningful conversations. Also, I know that there is no way I can respond with, [Read More…]

Sorry, But I Don’t Hate Mitt Romney

This past weekend, I had the privilege of spending 36 hours in Ohio. Apparently they are getting a good deal of presidential election attention. In fact, I came “this” close to being at a joint Paul Ryan Rally and Pumpkin Chucking event. Good times in Ohio. I am sure the election season can’t be over soon enough for my Ohio [Read More…]