Language of the Unheard

A Call for White Americans to Listen to the Calls for Justice “In the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?”~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Reading time: 5 minutes The streets are burning, the windows

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How NOT to Save the World (or, How to Use a Magic Mirror)

“These values must be protected. It is our sacred duty to uphold the pillars of our society and its traditions. The enemies of our way of life must be stopped - by any means necessary.” ~ Caricature of something you might hear in a movie We all

where is the environment? can't see it through this telescope. Or can I?

Where is the Environment?

Plenty of words in modern dialogue carry major emotional and ideological baggage. Without question, “environment” is one of those words. For some, the word conjures images of pristine wilderness, replete with healthy verdant forests, waterfalls in hidden coves, and herds of wild gazelle running across

Ignite the Lamps of Liberty

Ignite the Lamp of Liberty

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it." - Abraham Lincoln When I was in fourth grade, my teacher taught our class about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. I can still

golden rule - winding path through autumn forest

The Golden Rule Is Still Golden

One of the first lessons I learned as a toddler also happens to be one of the most important lesson I’ve learned to this day. I was about four years old, and my mom sat me down on the edge of the bed one evening

this is what democracy looks like

This is What Democracy Looks Like

Last night, I took perhaps the most unique plane trip of my life, from Jacksonville, Florida to Washington, DC. For one, it was the most energetic and enthusiastic bunch of passengers I’ve ever encountered, but beyond the energy level, 90 of the 100 or so

New York Yellow Cab

Make America Grateful Again

One of the most transformative moments of my life took place during a 20 minute taxi ride in New York City. It was around 2003, and I had been a Yellow Cab driver for about a year and a half. At that time, I had

quote about service to country from Mitt Romney

In Service to Our Country

When I was 26 years old and living in New York City, I signed up for the Marines. On 9/11, I had stood on the rooftop of my building in Brooklyn and watched the World Trade Center collapse, the target of an act of blind