Memorializing the Marginalized

Ernst Barlach’s “Schlafende Vagabunden” (Sleeping Drifters) 1912 Yesterday I heard about two homeless men who were killed in Baltimore this past week. A man had tried to rob them, they didn’t have anything, and so then he killed them. It reminded me of a memorial service that is held in Atlanta every year for the … Continue reading

Tea and the Marginalized

There may be no greater connection between one world and another than tea. In tea we pick the grasses and leaves of our native lands and ship them to another people who look and think differently than we do. Those people prepare the grasses and leaves in water and consume their essence. We drink the … Continue reading

The Real Football and Reconciliation

Soccer opens the door for reconciliation. Right… tell that to Scotland’s Celtic and Rangers fans… Celtic and Rangers clash in 2008 But it really does. It is probably because the sport is such a global success that, especially in countries that accept a lot of refugees and immigrants, people who normally would not find belonging … Continue reading

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