An Open Letter to My Sisters

Dear black women, I'm sorry. I'm so very sorry. We, white women, have failed you time and time again. Callously, coldly, aggressively, insidiously. We have allowed you and asked for you to protect and defend us in a sisterly bond that we've not reciprocated. We've used you to amplify our own voices, while tone-policing yours.... Continue Reading →

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Happy Holidays!

In the past few years, an artificial "War on Christmas" has been manufactured by many in the right and far-right media, claiming everything from religious persecution to some sort of Deep State cabal, never mind that Christmas is a nationally observed holiday. Uproars over coffee cups and President and Mrs. Obama using the greeting, "Happy... Continue Reading →

We Need A Resolution!

With the new year fast approaching, people are preparing for New Year's Eve parties, and ushering in the clean slate of 365 more days to look forward to with anticipation. Many make resolutions, hoping to lose weight, eat healthier, get a better job, go back to school. And so often, people fail at making these... Continue Reading →

Santa’s Secret

Christmases were big when I was a kid. I didn't come from a rich family, in fact money was usually pretty tight, but if there was a reason mom and dad would go into debt for us that wasn't medical, it was Christmas. We'd wake up on Christmas morning, run up to the living room... Continue Reading →

For God So Loved the World…

In recent headlining news, we all learned of a Christian missionary who was murdered on an island, and as of yet, no viable options to retrieve his body have arisen. Although this island is supposed to be unapproachable by anyone, he was able to convince (read: bribe) fishermen from nearby islands to bring him close... Continue Reading →

The Trouble With Empathy.

Empathy is such a crazy, weird thing. It's often uncontrollable, and more powerful than you'd ever imagine. It can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Some people have a limited capacity for empathetic reactions, and some people have just way too damn much. Me, I'm in the latter category. It can be... Continue Reading →

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