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March 11, 2014
Environmental Justice struggles with a news cycle that may report a disaster, may revisit on...
February 28, 2014
Nomination for Most Necessary Picture: Twelve Years a Slave
I wish I could talk to my Great-Aunt Marie about the movie Twelve Years a...
February 25, 2014
It’s Carnival Time!
Al “Carnival Time” Johnson sings “it’s Carnival Time and everybody’s havin’ fun…” The twitter feed,...
February 21, 2014
A Softer Focus
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make...
February 18, 2014
“By not finding Dunn guilty of murder, the jury could not unanimously conclude that one...
February 12, 2014
I could be wrong, but I rather suspect that Valentine’s Day is the most widely...
February 07, 2014
I have fallen a bit behind. I had high hopes this year of completing the...
January 23, 2014
Flying Over the Squares (for small farmers)
The little towns in their squares light up, as do the scattered lights of farmyards...
January 21, 2014
[More king cakes than you can imagine and only two weeks into Epiphany, I am...
January 16, 2014
A Gift, A Letter, and a Drowning Man: The Legacy of “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
There’s an old Zen story that does like this: Once there was a great...
January 14, 2014
Saving the music, Saving our souls
Much talk is made of gentrification, but I want to take a moment and lift...
January 11, 2014
A Candle in the Window
As winter draws close around us here in the northern hemisphere, I find myself drawn...
January 07, 2014
Unconditional Love: An Epiphany
Over winter solstice, I watched my father tending to KG, his first grandchild, with unconditional...
January 03, 2014
On Building Bridges
“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton About five years ago,...
December 26, 2013
The cat snuggles down into my empty suitcase, out to fill for a trip. She...
December 24, 2013
Joy to the World!
As the Community Minister for the Greater New Orleans Unitarian Universalists, I spend a lot...
December 17, 2013
For the Beauty of the Earth…
I was walking in City Park with a community organizer this week when suddenly we...
December 13, 2013
His Day Is Done
Since hearing the news last Thursday of the passing of Nelson Mandela, our beloved Madiba,...
December 12, 2013
Another Reason for the Season
There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons – That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral...
December 10, 2013
The Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty, and Justice for All
December 10, 2013 “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable...
December 03, 2013
Planned Parenthood of Louisiana hosted a screening of deepsouth last night in honor of World...
November 19, 2013
Songs that Save Us
Emma’s Revolution came to New Orleans and offered a workshop focused on singing and songwriting...
November 15, 2013
Let Us Take Care of Each Other
“I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe...
November 14, 2013
How Sisyphus Got It Right
I have participated in National Novel Writing Month three times now. I have never reached...
November 12, 2013
Anything I can do, We can do better…
“We think that honesty and living in truth are better ways to live than propaganda...
November 11, 2013
What — and who — is Remote?
“Remote” is different now. I spent the weekend driving from Washington D.C. to Blacksburg, Virginia,...
November 08, 2013
Healing of Memories
At this time of year, we have many opportunities to join together with family and...
November 07, 2013
Morality: It’s About Hopping Out of That Tree
We all make a decision every day, consciously or unconsciously: Am I going to cooperate...
October 29, 2013
Messy & Beloved? Yes.
Beloved Community is ever on my mind lately, both who we are and who we...
October 19, 2013
A Garden Prayer
That shrimp plant so determined to be seen poking through the ginger and the fig...
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