As a television news editor for many years, I became adept at looking for interesting ideas for news stories to cover. My blogs often begin from those same kinds of interesting kernels. Current events become a spark. This morning, it was a Tweet on Twitter. Seton Hall professor Christopher Tienken posted a link to a … Continue reading What Struck a Nerve Today?
An emotional landmine exploded in my garage over the weekend during a heated political discussion. The opposing debater is someone I have known for fifteen years; but I had never seen him so exercised. At one point, I feared he might have a heart attack in front of me. Instead, his unexpected, visceral explosion provided … Continue reading Do ACEs Perpetuate Racism?
The first time I was called the "n" word was in 2nd grade. Yes, the first time etches itself. I even remember the name of the person who hurled the slur. Just recently my closest friend told me the taunter had had an awful upbringing; a mother with a psychiatric illness. So he was a … Continue reading Can I Offer a Different Perspective on Racism?