A year ago, my health was deteriorating, and I was struggling to figure out what was wrong. I was steadily losing my ability to walk up any sort of incline, much less a hill. After tinkering with asthma meds and … Continue reading
My retirement community put everyone under quarantine yesterday. We are all still figuring out some of the details of how this works. We are not supposed to leave our apartments; we can only leave the building for medical appointments; if … Continue reading
Update: Good news! One on one conversation brought the temperature back to normal. 1/17/2020 I’m going to forward this blog post to several people who were present at a meeting I attended this morning. If I don’t get a bunch … Continue reading
Please find a block of time to read the letter MLK wrote from the Birmingham jail to a group of clergy who wanted him to slow down. You might have read it some time ago, but it deserves to be read again – and again.
It dates from 1963, five years before his assassination. He expressed disappointment in all those who thought he was pushing too fast for change. Clearly, he knew my family and the many others were getting very uncomfortable. I will keep my words to a minimum so you can spend your time with his.
A meeting I attended recently posed a challenging question. Are we too quick to judge people based on their labels? People willingly label themselves according to their affiliations. “I’m a this or a that,” many will confidently say. When they … Continue reading
Today is Dr. King’s birthday, a national holiday, and the occasion of many events in the metro area. I won’t be at any of them. Had I not invited a friend to spend the day here with me, I like … Continue reading