Monthly Archives: June 2008

Imus speaking the unspeakable

Don Imus is at it again, speaking the unspeakable. When hearing the crime tangled story of a prominent athlete, Imus asked, “What color is he?” Like the rest of America, I found his question viscerally offensive and quickly typed the … Continue reading

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messing with the gloria patri

My first adult church was an enchanted place with historic architecture (the rounded Akron Plan), stained glass windows, and a pipe organ that sang. The First Congregational UCC in Menomonie, Wisconsin came complete with bats in the belfry and in … Continue reading

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when right is wrong

Sometimes you pray to be wrong. When being right about your fears signals a path of unmitigated disaster, being wrong would be a blessing. When you fear that the police sirens are heading towards your speeding car, you pray to … Continue reading

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sometimes I wish

Sometimes I wish my eyes hadn’t been opened. Sometimes I wish I could no longer see All of the pain and the hurt and the longing of my Sisters and me as we try to be free. Sometimes I wish … Continue reading

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sex and the city

Confessions may be in order. I took Winnie and her friend to see Sex and the City yesterday, and I inhaled. As gratuitous sex goes, it was a pretty mild offering. The fairy tale offering of happy ever after, however, … Continue reading

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