I posted this last night to a community page here in Melrose. I'm adding it here so I can keep it as part of my blog archive. Yeah, I'm that guy. And I'm writing to tell you that what happened in Minnesota yesterday won't, can't happen in Melrose. It can't. Simple reason why. Let's take … Continue reading Policing in Melrose
...that you won't remember: After Joe Biden and the Democrats pass the infrastructure bill, House and Senate members of the GOP , who will have voted against it, will brag in their districts about the benefits their constituents will receive. Be the PebbleAct
"The separation of the races is not a disease of the colored people, but a disease of the white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it". - Albert Einstein, 1946 at Lincoln University, an HBCU in Pennsylvania Be the PebbleAct
I want to talk about Atlanta. About the six Asian women killed there. They are being held up as examples of Anti Asian Hate. I want to ask everyone. Where were any of us? Women where they worked, were killed, are usually being sex trafficked. Did anyone stand up for them when they were alive? … Continue reading I have to Ask…
Actually, there was a lot of good. COVID-19 just made it harder to see than usual. Robin Abrahams, who writes the "Miss Conduct" column in the Boston Globe asked people to write and tell here what we learned. She used two parts of my email in the "Learning to Be Grateful" and "Making the Effort … Continue reading 2020 Wasn’t All Bad
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Winston Churchill Be the PebbleAct
Images can be more powerful than words and this week we will see how true this is when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take their respective oaths of office. I’ve been asked “Can they do this safely in public”? The answer is “yes” But first, a bit about images.
We are in the midst of another @GOP lie. Every call to stop the impeachment process is disingenuous a best, more likely treasonous. Consider this: our nation's Capitol was attacked at the behest and call of the President of the United States. How is it wrong to hold him accountable? Republicans in Congress keep saying … Continue reading Divisive?
"This is not who we are". That statement is false. What happened this week in Washington is exactly who we are, at least when the “we” is white America. We have a long history of mob violence, white mob violence, being directed at either government or people of color. A prime example is the "Wilmington … Continue reading This IS Who We Are
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the “Black family”. No, not the “normal” thoughts that seem to prevail. Not the thoughts of Barack Obama when he blamed Black men for not showing up for their families, their children. He’s not the only one. Years ago Bill Cosby said the same thing. There have been … Continue reading Thoughts on “The Black Family”