How systems are set up to oppress

This is an eye-opening piece on the oppressive tax and legal system in the state where I now live. Much of it I have seen and there are things in the piece that confirm my suspicions. Some examples: While almost every state in the country, both red and blue, levies fines and fees that fallContinue reading “How systems are set up to oppress”

Sabbath for nature in the time of coronavirus

We were able to visit the beach in Alabama last night. The governor relaxed orders on the beach, asking everyone to still be responsible in social distancing. Our family walked the shore of the Gulf at sunset. The birds were feeding like crazy. We saw a lot of dolphins, baby sharks (just so THAT songContinue reading “Sabbath for nature in the time of coronavirus”

True justice is not into shaming “the other side”

Today’s cultural environment has a call for “justice.” The danger is that in some segments, that call is also coupled with a “calling out” meant to shame a particular person and drive them from our visual existence. David Brooks has an excellent column HERE to dive into that segment. Justice has to move past vengeanceContinue reading “True justice is not into shaming “the other side””