The lists goes on and on. A long miserable soliloquy that is really only a fraction of the names that it could be. A list that leans back to the first time black people stepped onto this soil and were bought and sold on a block. No thought to their needs. Their pain. Their humanity.
Yesterday, while Deven Patrick Kelly was out on a killing spree at the First Baptist Church in New Braunfels, Texas, I was at my own church: The Church of the Woods, deep in the Cascade foothills. I was on the search for the delicious little golden caps called chanterelle mushrooms. Unfortunately, I didn’t… Read More
Last night comedian Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, set aside his jokes to speak directly to his audience about the deaths of nine African American worshipers at the historical Emanuel AME Church, in Charleston, South Carolina. A solum and unscripted Stewart, stares straight into the… Read More
My muslim friends and family, I am sorry your religion has been hijacked by fascist groups of frightened and ignorant fools who have traded reason for fear and hate, and who kill those who dare question or mock Mohammed, the great and powerful, and who refuse to see how their… Read More
Ferguson, Missouri – November 24, 2014 after the Grand Jury declined to indict Officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown “They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again, and when they do it seems that only children weep.” —Atticus Finch from… Read More
I am posting the 911 call from “Last Stop Bullets and Burgers,” a shooting range/restaurant/tourist attraction in the far corner of NW Arizona, 60 miles from Las Vegas. There, on August 25th, a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot her “instructor” in the head after her parents payed for her to play… Read More