Monthly Archives: June 2007

neighborhood busting and the supreme court

When we moved into our beloved house-of-many-projects eight years ago we also moved into a neighborhood whose rich history told “the rest of the story” (from the other side of the tracts) in an affluent Midwest suburb. The move was … Continue reading

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interesting times

“May you live in interesting times.” – An ancient curse that seems particularly poignant today. These “times they are a’changin” and the daily news is never boring. One friend recently tried to reassure me, “We’re doing our best to make … Continue reading

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paris and redemption

She looks good, smiling and coiffed. If you didn’t know that she’d just spent the past fortnight in the Los Angeles County Jail, you wouldn’t. Paris Hilton is out and back in front of the cameras. As a self-confessed cultural … Continue reading

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fence sitting

It’s time to write an article and I’m not quite ready. I’m sitting on the fence and not sure on which side to fall. One side is crab grass and the prickles look invitingly familiar. Despite what you may have … Continue reading

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Immigration and the Mason-Dixon Line

As President Bush crossed the contentious aisle this week to lobby for immigration reform, he was sabotaged from behind and the effort went up – again – in smoke. Immigration is a hot button issue in our culture, and like … Continue reading

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ialac – a wave of possibility

As I worked with two of the Lectionary texts for this Sunday, I Kings 17:8-16 and Luke 7:1-11, I was struck by what great stories both texts offer. Both are stories of beloved leaders (Elijah and Jesus) reaching out to … Continue reading

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gender reassignment and the ins

Keeping the streets free from criminals and safe for families seems a simple and laudable goal. As a mother herself, Catherine Hanaway understands the fears that run below the current in every mother’s heart. As our U.S. Attorney, she has … Continue reading

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