A hurried email

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I have to tell you this right now! I am not submitting my “forgiveness” article for publication. I am submitting this email to you to say thank YOU! Earlier this week, I read the call for submissions and thought, “Who am I to write an article? Nothing so horrific has happened to me. I have had all the slights in life, but nothing so big and bad.” I blew the call off. Continue reading

On the ground

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April 4th 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. stands on the balcony
of his hotel room in Memphis his hands resting
on the thin black guard rail, deep in thought
about how the world is changing, about how
he’s flipping the b in black
to form the p in power,
how those words
black and power
are becoming synonymous
one letter, one march at a time. Continue reading

Father forgive

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On the night of November 14, 1940, more than 500 German bombers struck the British city of Coventry. Wave after wave of bombers set the city ablaze in an attack lasting all night. Thousands of homes were destroyed and more than 500 people died. The incendiary bombs set fire to St. Michael’s Cathedral in the city center. After the fire went out, only the charred walls of the cathedral stood, a monument to the devastation and horror of total war. Continue reading