Category Archives: Social Justice

How to Save Black Lives

Black Lives Matter. Period. The deaths of black men at the hands of police are tragedies that we as a society must work to stop.  Demands for change are appropriate and necessary. But, I worry that anti-police and anti-government protests … Continue reading

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Meditations on The Thin Blue Line

It’s been 40 years since my dispatching days at Long Beach Police. Have things changed? I remember working the day shift and wondering why whenever a certain officer radioed that he was going to investigate a suspicious subject on his … Continue reading

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Talking to LGBT Refugees About the Orlando Shootings

There is no place where you are absolutely safe.  No place in the world. The men and women whom my church’s Refugee Guardian Group has helped all fled their home countries to avoid being beaten or killed because of their sexual … Continue reading

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Throw Back Thursday

I logged into Weather Underground this morning for a quick view of what the days are going to be like in Ashland for my long weekend stay.  Years ago I’d pinned four frequently looked at cities to the WU menu. There … Continue reading

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