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Conversation with Jaelle: Feb 2014

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NOTE: This is a picture my daughter painted for her school’s art show. She told me, “It’s a beautiful picture of some hills and pretty blue sky” adding, quickly, that “it’s not as pretty as God’s painting. That’s the actual …

Black History Month: Reflection 1

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It’s February, which is Black History Month. This morning, I encountered this quote from scholar and author Joanne Terrell. It really moved me. I love her perspective on the Cross because it flows from black woman who has experienced abuse …

Two decades ago…

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The Album Twenty years ago this week, on Feb. 1, 1994, an album dropped that truly changed the sound-scape of the US. That band was Green Day. That album was “Dookie.” It is, undoubtedly, the finest album ever named after …

Like Mike. If I could be like Mike

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AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story originally happened on April 19, 2009. I include it here as a testament to how dumb I am. So this morning, I got up at 4:07 a.m. to get out the door by 4:45 a.m. to …