Voting Is the Beginning of Democracy

Voting Is the Beginning of Democracy

I helped a client find where to “early vote” in her county last week. After she had voted, she texted me that she was successful, noting that it was not crowded and that she looked forward to the results. I texted her back, “You have just saved democracy.” Perhaps, we...
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

David Blight’s biography of Fredrick Douglass is a tough read. Some will probably want it to be banned, along with any of Douglass’s writings in states where the Confederacy is still revered and celebrated. Why is it a tough read? It presents a crushing...
Why Competent Thinking Is Essential

Why Competent Thinking Is Essential

Why are some people apparently not thinking about much of anything? That thought was on my mind one recent morning, leading me to spend some time thinking about thinking. Thinking appears to be a risk for some because it is uncharted, unfamiliar territory. Some think...
Awakened by Ashes

Awakened by Ashes

I awoke thinking of ashes. No, there was not a fire inside or outside the house. I have been asked to speak at a Grief Share conference next month, and I chose the topic, “Grief After COVID.” In the early days of COVID-19, some communities required cremation as a...