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for the love of mo

There’s a wonderful little market not too far from where we live. Along with some every day staples, they carry a wide variety of really eclectic foods from all over the world. The small shop is as much a feast for the eyes as the belly, with a dizzying array of goodies from everywhere imaginable. … Continue reading

dr. king’s love

dr. king’s love

{image is a photo of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January, 1929 – April, 1968} Today, as we honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we read his words in a context that feels in many ways to be no less fraught, no less complex, no less urgent … Continue reading

worth

. There are just so many parts of this that are so egregiously wrong; it’s hard to know where to begin. But in the midst of it all, there’s one thing that I just have to say, eloquence be damned .. . There is no hierarchy of humanity, no test that one must pass to be … Continue reading

a common goal

a common goal

When Katie coughs, Brooke shrieks. It’s a visceral, reflexive, heartbreaking response. It looks, for all intents and purposes, like a reaction to a physical attack. It’s been a challenge for years. So long now, in fact, that I don’t remember a time when it wasn’t a part of our lives – the elephant in the … Continue reading

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They’ve been repeated a thousand times, in a thousand different ways. The nuance doesn’t matter in the end; which groups he may or may not have actually cited is immaterial, really. Martin Niemöller was a German pastor who was arrested for defying Hitler and his campaign of hate. To this day his words stand as … Continue reading

a story told twice

{image is a photo of Brooke waiting for Big Joe to make her a balloon monkey while Katie watches.} I’m not going to lie. I’m not even going to pretend to be modest about this. What follows might be the greatest thing I’ve ever shared with you. And not because I wrote it – or … Continue reading

we are better than this

I have much to say about the events of the past few days. About the process by which this monumental piece of legislation was jammed through the House. About how some of those who voted for it admitted they hadn’t even read it. About how none – not a single one – of those who … Continue reading

on betsy devos – because i can’t be silent

Image is a photo of Besty DeVos at her Senate Confirmation hearing yesterday.  Just two days ago, in celebrating the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, I shared one of his many oft-recited quotes here. History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not … Continue reading

he calls us still

he calls us still

Today, as we honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we read his words in a context that feels in many ways to be no less fraught, no less complicated, no less urgent than the time in which he first delivered them. History will have to record that the greatest … Continue reading

balancing the extraordinary

balancing the extraordinary

{Image is a photo of Becky lying on top of Brooke on our old massage chair. They are both laughing uncontrollably.} Last night, repeating a well-trodden script, Brooke said, “Your friend, K gets seizures sometimes.” “Yes, honey,” I said, “she does.” “Just like mi amiga, L,” she added. “Yep,” I said, “just like L.” “Who … Continue reading