Stay Silent

Here’s the deal: we don’t want poor children to go to school. We have to shut down public education. We can’t continue to allow people to learn about workers’ rights, or what a Union is, or any other History that demonstrates true Liberty and Justice for all. If we can keep people poor and ignorant,…

Governor Brownback honors MLK?

Today, Governor Brownback will recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by marching from the Judicial building to the Capitol. Later tonight, he will give the State of the State address. I wonder if the Governor understands that Dr. King’s work was focused on the rights of African-Americans, and on the plight of the poor. Before…

Speaking to Unitarian Universalists in Topeka, KS

I know I’ve written on this topic before, and this whole post may feel like a rerun to some of my readers. Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and spoke (up front, out loud) to our local fellowship about our complicity in the matter of Social Justice. I thank them all for allowing…

How many band-aids does it take to heal a nation?

Here in Topeka, KS, folks are ever-giving. They donate to Silverbackks, a group that helps the homeless with food and necessities. They donate to United Way which supports child care providers. They donate to Red Cross, helping people through extreme tragedies. They buy items from school fundraisers. They donate to their church food pantry. Humans,…

Jesus and the Dogwood Tree

Many nature lovers out there know the story of the Dogwood tree; its springtime blooms are the shape of the cross and remind us of Jesus’s resurrection. In autumn, the leaves turn blood red, reminding us that Jesus died for our sins. Most of my personal friends know how I feel about God & Jesus,…

With men like this in power, civil war seems inevitable

HuffPost Politics Shadee Ashtari reports that Justice Scalia will continue to favor religion in the court Please trust, I am not in favor of civil war. In fact, I had a bad dream the other night that my children were brutally drafted into the U.S. military. John Lennon’s Imagine is what I hope our nation,…