This Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, I am spending some time reading Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or A Nightmare by James Cone. In it, he talks about the motto of the AME church: "God our Father, Christ our Redeemer, Man our Brother" and that the AME bishops in 1896 said "When these sentiments are universal in theory and practi […]
It is the midnight of Christmas in the old calendar, celebrated by Orthodox Christians. It is bitter cold outside, three degrees the last time I checked, and the furnace is working overtime. There is a commotion, a bright star shining, angels singing, all in my soul, and I, a lowly shepherd am confused and frightened and trying to figure out what it all mean […]
This time of year there are almost too many events to recommend and cover. I just want to thank the great Roxy Perry for putting on a spectacular show last weekend. Highlights included Roxy herself, better than ever on vocals and harp. Scott Lebish just sparkled on drums at the Monster B’s Holiday Jam. […]
Yes, now I am writing for three publications and my first article for the launch of Redding/Easton/Weston Patch on Monday December 6, is about String Fingers Band. String Fingers played last night, November 30 in Boston and will be playing tonight in Montpelier,Vermont. SFB will make it’s triumphant return to Connecticut Thursday to play live at […] […]
I have been thinking about this topic for quite some time now. In the beginning, I didn’t know how I would approach a topic typically reserved for those in the final third of their life. Some people avoid the topic and some wait until they have to. What I am proposing is something different. Many […]
I have spent the entirety of my 30s trying to figure out what my purpose is in life. In my 20s, I thought that I had it all figured out. I, of course, was wrong. Life threw me enough curveballs that it left me at times wondering which end was up. Determined as always, I […]
Last Column this year. Wisdom and Life is taking its annual Holiday Hiatus. See you at the end of January. Although a created being tends to the divine likeness in many ways, this one whereby it seeks the divine likeness by being the cause of others takes the ultimate place. We are God’s...
I’ve been without my car for a week now. It’s in hospital being repaired. Thankfully I live within walking distance of just about anywhere downtown. Sometimes I need to go beyond downtown. Take Friday for example: I wound up having to see a doctor outside of walking distance. I was fortunate to have a friend...