Of course I cried …

Photo by Luci PrazeresIt always happens. I’m a sucker for happy endings, so how could I not weep? This year, as graduation exercises for the Campbell University Divinity School unfolded, it was my turn to carry the mace, a ceremonial scepter of sorts the...

Rockin’ the suburbs

So, I wanted to see the Ben Folds Five when they came to Cary NC’s outdoor Koka Booth Amphitheater Sept. 16. And I wanted to see the performers well, so I skipped the bring-your-own-chair lawn tickets and shelled out for good seats up front, just six rows from...

Those people

A different take on “Those People,” from Zazzle.comIt occurs to me that the mass shootings that have made such headlines lately are extreme instances of a common practice that we would do well to think about: the ease with which we label people who differ,...

Ugly actions for ugly shoes …

I found it hard to fathom, but news reports swear it’s true: fights broke out, threats were made, police were called, and gunshots were fired in incidents around the country — all in an effort to buy a pair of ike Air Jordan sneakers, which were released...