An Imperfect Symbol

They knelt in front of a flag they felt did not represent their so called freedom. They tried for decades to bring attention to their plight- the fact that our constitutional rights aren’t extended to people of color. Our own president called them “sons of bitches”. I’m sure their mothers wept at that reference. As … Continue reading An Imperfect Symbol

A Vote for Empathy

I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of empathy in this divisive, angry, mournful, moment of our history. This is what I understand about empathy-Empathy is the ability to understand someone else’s feelings, usually by means of a shared experience or a deep connection. It is a profound emotion that can be felt and … Continue reading A Vote for Empathy


Days of moving about freely among crowded restaurants, stores, concerts, bars, and dance floors, schools, and places of work. Speaking to each other across tables, desks, or just a few feet apart in a hallway or front yard. Bumping elbows, shaking hands- - -hugging. Those days are slowly unraveling before us like thread on wooden … Continue reading Threads