Month: December 2011

Month: December 2011

ROMANCING THE REALITIES OF FREEDOM: New Year’s Eve- 150 Years Ago!

 “…Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.  Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”   (Mark Twain) Last New Year’s Eve, 2011, within the backdrop of today’s resurging racism and political discord, I reflected on the process of setting men free within the horrors of a glamorized

SAVORING AMERICA’S CULTURAL GUMBO: A Holiday Taste of Gullah Sea Island Soul

Bot de angel tell um say, “Mus dohn feah! A hab good nyews was gwine mek ebrybody rejaice. Cause A come fa tell oona, ‘Right now, dis day, a Sabior done bon fa oona. E Christ de Lawd. An e bon een David town!’ A gwine tell oona wa oona gwine see dey. Cuase ob

STOKING THE FIRES OF RESISTANCE: In the Ashes of Past Protests and Bungled Politic

“What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?”  (Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States, principal author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence) While raising our three kids, now young adults, I often challenged them with questions about