Archive | April, 2014


Steinbeck’s THE GRAPES OF WRATH: America’s Story

I just finished reading John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. I had to pace myself, reading it slowly over the last few weeks, because it’s tough. It’s laced with anger, sorrow, disappointment, and indignation. I took breaks of days at a time because of its weight. In fact, I feel like I have been crying inside. […]

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Remembering Memphis

Sometimes I like to imagine what the world might be like had Dr. King not been assassinated in Memphis, 46 years ago yesterday. And sometimes I don’t. It’s easy to romanticize the difference he might have made with a longer life. It’s also disappointing to see how far we are from the “Beloved Community” he […]

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