Author Archive

United in the Spirit of Thanksgiving

Each morning, I look up to the heavens and give thanks

Amendment 4: Extending Justice

Is our criminal justice system based on punishment for life, or

Enlightened Self-Interest

It was Saturday morning in the fall of 1952. I was

Solidarity and Mourning

I began Sunday morning in the Allendale United Methodist Church, part

The American Dream for Immigrants . . . Or Not

“I’m living the American Dream.” His skin was black as the

The Remote

Ten dead, ten more hospitalized.  Santa Fe, Texas. Yet another school

Rediscovering My Home Through the Tourist’s Eye

The family is visiting, and as happens each time, I find

Safety Before Guns: The Caliber of Young Voices

When I was a little girl, I walked a mile to

Celebration and Redemption

I was raised in a predominantly white Northern community.  We were

View From the Post Office Bench

I’m perfectly angled. The late afternoon sun is kissing my face