It's Not Pie

By now, many, if not all, of you will have seen the video making the rounds of social media, a video which features high school students from Hoover High School and Spain Park High School flinging around absolutely abhorrent racist and anti-Semitic language, implying the holocaust was a good thing, and laughing about it. I won't share the video here (or anywhere else) because it's truly awful. I watched it once and it made me ill. These are teenagers, kids around my own child

They Had A Dream

Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them, and the social conditions that cripple them, is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, on the date that marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I find his words as relevant as they were in his lifetime. In some ways,

From Hatred to Peace

Our nation’s ongoing battle with racism has come to the fore again, and those of you who know me may wonder at my recent silence. I wish I could say that it was due to the tempo of operations where I am deployed with the Army National Guard, but that would be a lie. The truth is more difficult to unravel, and do so in a way that does not run me afoul of one oath or the other. For me to address the shift in our nation which I believe has led to the outburst of racism and in