It didn't stop with George Floyd. It didn't matter how many of us protested, said enough is enough. "860 people have been shot and killed by police in the past year" "6869 people have been shot and killed by police since Jan. 1, 2015". Both statistics are from The Washington Post and are compiled from … Continue reading Killings by Police Continue
In the end, realistically? I'll be no more than roadkill. Can you say you'll be different? Yet here's the thing. Roadkill becomes a bump in the road. It annoys. It changes. It's a pebble. Be the Pebble Act
I've read several times about William Lloyd Garrison, who was a Massachusetts abolitionist. He founded The Liberator, an anti-slavery newspaper and the American Anti-Slavery Society. Think about that for a minute. Today we live in a world of acronyms. I'm guessing that he didn't. Today? We'd say he founded the "American ASS." Go figure. We … Continue reading Weirdness…
"Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened" - Proverb Be the Pebble Act
In the biographical documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, Toni Morrison tells a story from when she was four or five years old. She was just learning to read and write. She and her older sister were playing with chalk in front of their house. They copied a word they saw written somewhere down … Continue reading That Word
Lincoln freed the slaves. How many times were we taught that in school? I can’t count. Can you? Except he didn’t. Slavery didn’t effectively end in this country until 1942.
About fifteen months ago I wrote "Where is David?" It spoke about what I've been doing and why I haven't been writing a lot here, on this blog. One of the paragraphs is about research I've been doing around an idea I had about writing a book. At this point most of the research is … Continue reading A New Phase
A report from the Congressional Research Service says "Federal statute defines domestic terrorism to include dangerous criminal acts intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population or to influence or affect government policy or conduct within the jurisdiction of the United States."