Last year, I was swiping through a dating site, when I came upon a shocking image. No, it wasn’t an image of that. Dating sites don’t allow such things, silly! It was something equally offensive, though—but for some reason perfectly allowable. Tucked amidst a nice-looking man’s selfies and stats was a cream-hued image with a faux-fancy border around the following...
On Monday, June 1, 2020, I was not physically present for what the Washington Post called “48 surreal, violent, biblical minutes in Washington.” I was otherwise engaged on Monday, June 1, 2020. However, in light of the darkness of the times, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what Ibram X. Kendi has to say about demonstrations and...
Hey everyone, thanks to all who sent me heartfelt get better wishes, including any of you who sent them telepathically only. I have received your messages, and they are bolstering me through this difficult time of concussion setback recovery. It’s unfortunately going to be a two-week process of getting back to where I was before the setback. But the good...
That’s a good question. Glad you asked! I wrote in last Friday’s blog post about the brilliant author Ibram X. Kendi and his 2019 book How to Be an Antiracist. Kendi reveals (as I noted in that post) that many of us unwittingly use words and perform actions that seem innocuous, but are actually racist. So you might be wondering,...
Yep, tomorrow is the first day of Black History Month, 2020! And I’d like to kick off the celebration a day early with a preview of one of the most amazing and powerful books I’ve ever read. I know, I know. I say that about (almost!) every book I preview on this blog. But this one’s really special. Extraordinary. Never...
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