We have come to the end of another month so I thought now would be as good a time as any to go on a written journey back through the days of June.(more…)
Yesterday, I wrote about a noose found in the garage stall Bubba Wallace’s team occupied for the Geico 500 at Talladega.
I should have waited to comment on the situation until the investigation was finished.(more…)
I want to talk about a noose.
Somebody found one in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage at Talladega Superspeedway yesterday.
Whoever put it there wanted to fan the flames of racism and hate, but the plan backfired.(more…)
Today’s story is about a white boy and a black man, but, at its heart, today’s story is not just black and white.
It is much more.(more…)
The Lord did not bless me with good eyesight.
When I got an eye test at school, I believe I had 20/70 vision.
I got glasses just in time for a family vacation to Pennsylvania.
It was my first trip to the North.
We went to places like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Hersey Park and Gettysburg.
I saw it all.(more…)
Apart from the occasional trip to Atlanta or tourist destinations, I didn’t have much to do with what most people call “big” cities until my sister and brother-in-law moved to Michigan five years ago.
Most of what I knew about “city life” I heard in stereotypes or on TV shows.(more…)
I have tried to gather my thoughts on what has happened in America in the last week.
I have not been able to gather them well yet, I don’t think.
I know I haven’t gathered them well enough for rational comment, other than the next few sentences.(more…)
I wish we would all love one another.
I wish love would spread throughout America and throughout the world.
I wish for these wishes to come true.(more…)
Last Saturday, Mama and I took another trip to the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery.
We’d been once before, when we randomly decided we’d make the hour-plus drive to see what the archives had to offer, and we weren’t disappointed.
The archives were different last weekend, but in a good way. (more…)