Hobbies, Thoughts, Travel

My first trip to Europe – Rome

I recently made my first trip across the Atlantic to Italy and I had the most marvelous time!  I’ve been across the Caribbean Sea to various islands and my beloved isthmus of Panama as well as across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.  This time I traveled to Rome, Italy.  I’ve been wanting to visit the… Read More My first trip to Europe – Rome

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Thoughts

On Thanksgiving and a Lifestyle of Thankfulness

Yesterday, here in the U. S., we celebrated Thanksgiving as a nation. Many of us celebrated it with family and friends, many with strangers who would probably become family and/or friends, and others celebrated it alone. No matter what race, cultural background or religious beliefs, in this country the action of giving thanks becomes a… Read More On Thanksgiving and a Lifestyle of Thankfulness

Faith, Thoughts

Life in the place where faith and anxiety intersects

Many people think that having a bit of anxiety means you have no faith.  This is far from the truth.  It’s not a lack of faith that causes anxiety.  Anxiety comes as a result of the love you have for family and friends, people you care about.  It is the outcome of the myriad of… Read More Life in the place where faith and anxiety intersects

Español, Thoughts

El problema de brutalidad policial es problema de todos

Incidente tras incidente, los oficiales de policía maltratan a ciudadanos inocentes, incluso los matan y la mayoría de las veces, todos tienen la misma excusa: temían por sus vidas. Estos oficiales han entrenado armas y portan armas de fuego todos los días, y aún así confunden algo como una billetera con un arma. Los oficiales… Read More El problema de brutalidad policial es problema de todos

Faith, Thoughts

Growing in Faith, Knowledge, and Snowstorms

Several years ago when I was a lot younger in my faith, lacking knowledge and understanding, I had an experience with another person of the same faith who apparently saw herself as better than me, at least this is how I interpreted it then. There was a snowstorm, certainly not the worst storm to hit… Read More Growing in Faith, Knowledge, and Snowstorms

Thoughts

Returning to our Roots

Aretha Franklin’s life was celebrated this weekend at her home-going celebration (what many call a funeral service). We call it a celebration because although we mourn her departure, we celebrate her life and how she lived it. We celebrate the many ways she touched us, educated us, and carried us through some of the darkest… Read More Returning to our Roots

Faith, Thoughts

A Brief Retrospective

When I was in middle school, there was a program that was instituted in my school district for computer programming. It was a pilot program that introduced us to data programming and processing and inter-network communications. I was selected to be a part of the program along with a few other students who had high… Read More A Brief Retrospective

Thoughts

The Police Brutality Problem is Everyone’s Problem

Incident after incident, police officers are maltreating innocent citizens, even killing them and more often than not, they all have the same excuse – they feared for their lives. These officers have had weapons training and carry firearms daily, and yet would mistake something like a wallet for a gun. Police officers killing citizens because… Read More The Police Brutality Problem is Everyone’s Problem

Español, Thoughts

El punto de inflexión

Este fin de semana pasado, los estudiantes de secundaria se reunieron en todas las ciudades importantes de los EE. UU. para exigir nuevas políticas para el control de armas.  Han declarado que ya es suficiente.  Ya se cansaron de ver morir a bala a sus amigos y a otras personas de su edad.  Ya han… Read More El punto de inflexión

Thoughts

Blackface and other Foolery, Reigniting the Conversation

A charter school  in Atlanta, Georgia, held a production with second graders wearing blackface masks.  The production was the idea of an African-American teacher who thought it would be a good educational experience, a way to illuminate a dark part of the history of blacks in this country.  We will ignore that this was a… Read More Blackface and other Foolery, Reigniting the Conversation