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”

Her Fists Clenched

Many of my woman clergy colleagues have stories about church members commenting on their appearance, or work/family balance, or even expressed desire to be in a relationship. Many women in other professions have their own stories as well. The Supreme Court appears set to overturn a major ruling that grants women private autonomy over theirContinue reading “Her Fists Clenched”