Janell Ross’s 12/19/15 WaPo column includes a remarkable statement:
The abbreviated and not at all easy life of Freddie Gray was, to some extent, shaped by Gray’s choices. He was an American and an adult with at least some of the attendant free will that people assume comes with either status.
In the present political climate, I never expected to see such words in print.
Read the article:
Continue reading Why you should know about Freddie Gray’s life →
Someone arrived at this blog this morning (12/11/15) via Binging the above question.
My answer? Neither.
She shaped herself by choice.
Related: #free will, #rashema melson
Related: * Anacostia High valedictorian going from a homeless shelter to Georgetown
Originally posted 2105-12-11.
Advantages of living in a fantasy world
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Not what we were taught in Sunday school.
Continue reading A different God-concept →
THE WAY OF PEACE
In the beginning, I claimed that all Jesus’ teachings have the goal of enabling a person to attain and maintain a state I said he called “the Kingdom,” which I call peace of mind; and that the principal means thereto is the practice of presence, keeping one’s attention on the here and now and on what one, oneself, can do.
The time has come to test that thesis. Continue reading 12. An examination of the Sermon on the Mount →
THE WAY OF PEACE
Here we examine various other well-known Jesus sayings for their possible pertinence to The Way of Peace. Continue reading 16. Other Jesus sayings →
At least, not for people like me.[*]
Continue reading Choosing what to want isn’t a no-brainer, either. →
He might take me to some unknown location,
and zap out on me, and I’d become a statistic.
This morning at Dunkin’ Donuts, about 8:45 I stood in line with my arms crossed behind my back, clenching a $5 bill in my left hand. It occurred to me that at McDonald’s, only 100 yards away, I’d never do that. If I did that at McDonald’s, someone would surely snatch the bill and run.
This thought proved to be an omen.
Continue reading The omen →
Choices between darkness and light.
Continue reading What do you want? →
A ‘village’ of mentors keeps Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel, on track
Tom Joyner: “Did it work? The short answer to that is no.”
At first glance, the story of Jeantel and her “village” seemed to me to epitomize the principle I set forth in “Don’t come uninvited.”
Continue reading Treatment resistant →