Of Race and Words

Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, I Don’t See Color, White Privilege… These are just words, phrases. Yet, they elicit a strong response in most of us, and probably in different ways for different reasons. Assumptions are made when people use these phrases, yet intentions may vary greatly. Assumptions are also made…

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A Blissful Anniversary!

Today is a very special day. It is the one year anniversary of my first blog post. As I looked over my 47 posts from this past year, some were short, some were long, some were very long, and some were even longer than that.  Some tell many personal stories from my life. Some contain…

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Childhood in a Church

The weekend after Christmas, we went to visit family in Virginia, where I grew up. On that Sunday morning, Jad, the kids and I attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Bailey Bridge Road, the church building I attended for most of my childhood up until I went to college. I hadn’t…

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Hate won’t make us Great

Civility: polite, reasonable, and respectful behavior Most people see the value in civility. They try to be that way; they hope others do the same; they teach their children to be civil so they will be more successful in life. Yesterday was election day in the United States. I am sure many of you have read…

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