The White House announced that this is "Made in America" week. It's also lying hypocrite week. How many Trump products were made overseas? Here’s the complete list.
You need not do Great Things but the little things you are doing in your sphere of influence can be done with great conviction, great wisdom, great beauty and great love. The Little Monuments in Grace Park will tell the stories of the women and men that in simply living their lives day-to-day created the … Continue reading Racial Storytelling 101
We can neither hold to the Confederate memorials on Monument Avenue any more than we can let go of the century old bronze statues that define "The City of Monuments". It is the classic "horns of a dilemma" to which we hold -- neither alternative provides any satisfaction as you and the bull whose horns you're … Continue reading An Avenue on the Horns of a Dilemma
My latest hair-brained scheme that I'd like to see is for the University of California at Berkeley and Liberty University of Lynchburg to co-design, co-produce and co-present a speaker series on "Civil Discourse." Traveling road show, from one campus to the other, with 4 or 5 stops across the country.
Author's Forward The idea of Grace Park developed as a result of my commute that goes three-quarters of the way around the Lee Monument, north on Allen and right on Broad. Richmond has dealt with the "monuments problem" over the years by adding monuments, adding context, adding diversity. The idea to create an unassuming little … Continue reading May Grace Now Lead Them Home
We are walking with them. We have inherited their hopes and fears. We have learned, for better and worse, from the stories they told us. We heard different stories, you and I. Stories from our parents and grandparents, stories from the times in which they lived. Their today is our history. It is time that we … Continue reading Network of Learning & Sharing
My great aunt Cora Lee was Southern Lady, through and through, and one of the most naturally witty people I've known. She could coax a funny story out of anything and craft a parable from most of her stories. Prim and proper, like all of the ladies of her generation, with youthful memories of "The … Continue reading In the event you absolutely must call someone a son of a bitch …