Cause a Commotion

This past Sunday was Pentecost Sunday, the day when Christians remember the story in Acts 2 of the Holy Spirit whooshing around the disciples and causing them to speak in different languages so that everyone there can understand them. It’s a story of confusion and chaos as much as it is one of newfound empowermentContinue reading “Cause a Commotion”

In the Library

My earliest library memories are from when I was in early elementary school and our town’s library was on the same block. I was able to walk or bike there from my house. The first library books that I tended to check out were stories about fantastic creatures (including, I can recall, a book aboutContinue reading “In the Library”

History Was Accessible

Some of the reactions and comments that I saw from white people on Juneteenth were predictable, and yet still depressing and angering. Some wondered why this was scheduled the same day as Father’s Day: “Why couldn’t this be another day instead?” Others called it a “made up holiday,” as if this was a brand newContinue reading “History Was Accessible”