Social Justice and “Independence” Day

Most of us here in the US look at July 4th as Independence Day.  Other see different days, such as "The Boston Globe's" Renée Graham.  For her it's Juneteenth.  For me it's April 19, 1775.  That's when the fight began in earnest.  So what, if anything, does this have to do with "Social Justice"? I've … Continue reading Social Justice and “Independence” Day

Suicide and Homicide

"There are now more than twice as many suicides in this country than homicides".  That is from this morning's "Weekend Edition" on NPR.  Yesterday's Boston Globe included an article on the increasing rates of teen suicide, especially among girls.  Suicide is the second leading cause of teen deaths, behind accidents.  I've seen stories that I … Continue reading Suicide and Homicide

Sunday’s Quote

“What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Resist