Just Following Orders

Just Following Orders

“What do you want? A medal? A prize just for showing up? Do your job!” Ouch, that’s a little harsh. Use your mind’s ear to hear those words delivered with sarcasm at high volume, by a shrill friend, or an exasperated boss, or a military drill instructor. How does that...
U.S. Labor History Filled with Days of Infamy and Pride

U.S. Labor History Filled with Days of Infamy and Pride

History is made of moments. Days of pride and days of infamy. In infamy, Dec. 7, 1941. Sept. 11. Burned into our souls. Let Jan. 6 be burned there, too. Lest we forget. The Tulsa Race Massacre of June 1921 is now burning into America’s soul. Rightly so. Too much of...
Just Following Orders

The Man Who Cut Dr. King’s Grass

A couple of years ago, the movie “Selma” introduced America to a few heroes of the civil rights movement whose names aren’t well-known. And we also saw the hundreds of people walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama whose names we...
Shreveport

Shreveport

Would They Love Him Down in Shreveport Today? If they saw him riding in, long hair flying in the wind Would they love him down in Shreveport today? If they heard he was a Jew, and a Palestinian too Would they love him down in Nashville today? If they saw him talk with...
Breaking The Stupid Rule

Breaking The Stupid Rule

There once was a nursing home in a small town. You know how small towns are. Everybody knows everybody, everybody knows who’s in charge, so nothing ever changes, for so long that people stop trying. You know how nursing homes are for nursing-home workers. Low pay,...
Take Up Your Cross

Take Up Your Cross

What do you think of when hear “bearing the cross”? You may think of wearing, not bearing, a cross. Like little gold crosses: pretty, inoffensive jewelry. You may think of bigger gold crosses on necklaces, proudly, defiantly worn against Christian persecution in...

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