Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash Like many people in this age of COVID-19, I am grasping at things in these final days of 2020 to try and determine what is coming next after what we could call the Lost Year. And it really is not clear that we know what is coming next.…

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      When my father used to put my young sister to bed for the night — she must not have been older than four or five, at the time — she would wail and cry. She just didn’t want the day to be over. My father’s response to this was just to say:…

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Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash In the The Fire Next Time (Baldwin, James, Vintage International, NY, 1962), the African-American writer James Baldwin asks: “how can one respect, let alone adopt, the values of a people who do not, on any level whatever, live the way they say they do, or the way they say…

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Photo Credit: Nicolas Walzer At 5:44 AM on a Monday morning, my son texted me from Redding, California: “Hey pops. Pray for us, please.” Another fire had started just over the ridge from where he and his family live, and he had just snapped the above picture from the road as he tried to head…

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