Let me ask you all a question.... Do you think it is productive or counterproductive to always refer to race? Do you think it is productive or counterproductive to always refer to gender? Examples: Unemployment is 9% and black unemployment is 12%... or Black teen killed by white teen or Black America and I could … Continue reading Black, White – Boy, Girl… Does it matter?
It has been sometime since I last posted a blog… But I decided that I should post an update on that’s going on. Any one who reads this blog knows, I love to read all kinds of things. I read Stephen King books, books on politics and faith and the American way, but I was … Continue reading The future of reading?
Sometimes it is hard to even start to write this blog, sometimes my mind just goes blank. Call it writers block, or what ever you want, all I know is that it is very frustrating to me. My goal is to try to write something each and everyday, I want to improve my writing, my … Continue reading How Folding PJ’s Changes my life
Cover via Amazon I just finished “How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day” by Michael J. Gelb.This is a fantastic book, one that all should read. The information is useful no matter who or what you are. Leonardo's life lessons are timeless and learning about how he looked at … Continue reading Leonardo, where are you?
Dear Catholics: This Open letter it to all Catholics, be they liberal or conservative, laps or practicing, fallen away or on their way back home to Rome. In-fact this open letter should be shared with non-Catholics, non-Christians and anyone who is concerned about their personal liberty and freedom. This letter is intended to excite you, … Continue reading An Open Letter to all Catholics, to all Americans
Cover of Boys Town "What’s “just” has been debated for centuries, but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then, tell me how much of what I earn “belongs” to you -- and why?" -- Walter Williams Williams … Continue reading Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.
Last night I watched the South Carolina debates on Fox News. What stuck me was the fact that the questions were not designed as “sound bites” and that they were fair. What a concept… It was refreshing to hear, for the most part, intelligent questions from the media. No “So if states want to ban … Continue reading Newt speaks the Truth…
Last week my house was broken into, for anyone who has had this happen, you know the feeling. The feeling of being violated. What they took is all replicable except some watches that use to belong to my day, but the rest is just stuff, and stuff can be replaced. I called the police, they found … Continue reading Faith in Humanity
The death of 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez has shaken this neighborhood along the U.S.-Mexico border, where parents already burdened by economic woes and street gangs are now faced with explaining the tragedy to their children. Making it especially hard: It remains unclear to his parents and investigators why Jaime — a drum major who danced in … Continue reading Questions of Force and Faith
Image via Wikipedia The only survivor of white supremacist Mark Stroman's bloody rampage after Sept 11, 2001 is asking that his attacker be spared the death penalty Wednesday for his crimes…. …I forgave Mark Stroman many years ago," he writes on his blog. "I believe he was ignorant, and not capable of distinguishing between right … Continue reading Forgiveness… Can you do it?