Stride Toward Freedom book cover

Stride Toward Freedom

After seeing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Bernice speak a few months ago, I decided it was time to start reading MLK’s books. I have always loved his famous quotes, so I knew I would love any of his books. I started with Strive Toward Freedom, his account of the Montgomery bus boycott in […]

October and the Trees Are Stripped Bare

Well, my two other most favorite bands are celebrating anniversaries this year, so let’s give them some love, too. U2 just celebrated 40 years as a band. 40 years! Not many bands can claim this milestone. I was late to the U2 game. I remember hearing their early hits on the Top 40 countdown, but […]

The Little Things

My heart is heavy…three tragedies this week. I am in a state of disbelief. How do we fix this? I’m not sure, but what I am sure of is that white people need to step up and help change the future. I’ve heard a few times over the past few days that “this [police brutality] […]

Saturday and Tuesday

Thanksgiving is nigh! I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy taking time to ponder what you’re grateful for and enjoy spending time with family and friends. If you participate in the events on Friday and Monday (that shall not be named), best of luck to you. I hope you will also participate in Small […]

The Meaning of Hospitality

hospitality (noun) 1. Cordial and generous reception of or disposition toward guests. Last week, I went on my third annual silent retreat at the Society of Saint John the Evangelist’s home north of the city. I continue to be in awe of how welcoming and hospitable this monastic community is. I love living in a […]