The generosity of life I have received

Recently we were able to travel to the Twin Cities to get some time with family and conduct some business along the way. We flew into Minneapolis, rented a car, and headed to our hotel. When we lived in the Cities for 20 years and drove out of town to visit family, there was aContinue reading “The generosity of life I have received”

Why Colin Kaepernick was kneeling and why black lives matter

A black quarterback kneels during the national anthem. He states his reason. He is clear. And the political world erupts, making it about disrespect for the flag and not loving this country. Protest marches erupt and there are chants of “Black Lives Matter” and the white world gets offended and shouts back “Blue lives matter!”Continue reading “Why Colin Kaepernick was kneeling and why black lives matter”

I have loved this city

It was over 20 years ago I picked up a book that helped me understand how I was wired. The realization in my life at the time was I was wired for urban life. It wasn’t about “gentrification” or some nirvana feel of high end coffee shops and five star restaurants in proximity to billionContinue reading “I have loved this city”

Reflections on a Murder One Block from My House

There was a shooting yesterday morning one block from my house. It was a party going late and a man was shot while sitting in his car across the street. Police know it wasn’t random. There are several things swirling in my head as I process the thought of a murder one block away. 1.Continue reading “Reflections on a Murder One Block from My House”