charlottesville

Questions for the men who chant ‘Blood and Soil.’ Questions for the rest of us.

 “Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking…” – Ghandi I’m heartbroken about what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, yesterday. I’m incredulous at the photos of hoards of white men with raised torches, clenched fists, angry eyes and hateful sneers. In college I did an extensive research project on the KKK.  As I forced myself to experience yesterday […]

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until we are all free

Yesterday, the U.S. celebrated Independence Day with barbecues, picnics, outdoor adventures, watermelon, ice cream and fireworks.  Lots of American flags were flown, and lots of people talked about our gift of freedom. There’s a new park in my neighborhood.  The City of San Francisco took a dilapidated block and turned it into a beautiful little park with a […]

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dear one (I just wanted to tell you)

Dear One  — This weekend San Francisco was lit up with Pride festivities.  Parades, dance parties, marches.  Every Lyft I took had glitter in the back seat. I went to church yesterday, and the Communion elements were draped in rainbow-colored cloths.  The rector’s robes were tied-dyed pink. After the service, as we always do, we […]

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waiting for wonderful

I went to church last Sunday with a heavy heart. A few days before, there had been a shooting in Alexandria, VA, as well as a shooting at the UPS building a few blocks from where I live in San Francisco.  The officer who shot Philando Castile was found not guilty — even though Castile’s only […]