There’s Something Growing There Now

Harper and Bewick Many memories were created on this corner where my childhood church used to stand. I hadn’t come by in a while because the pile of rocks was too hard to look at. Now, there’s stuff growing there. It’s a visible metaphor. Things that were once of utmost importance suddenly don’t exist. The […]

Thanks, Tom

Cognitive dissonance… it’s that uncomfortable state we experience when something we’ve been trained to believe in gets proven wrong, but we still can’t let go.  Like when you first discovered the truth about Santa or the tooth fairy. Or the first time you admit that college isn’t necessarily the best choice for post high school. […]

Gentrification: A Beautiful Monster

I saw that on Facebook. Gentrification: A Beautiful Monster My favorite reference site, Wikipedia, says that “Gentrification is a trend in urban neighborhoods, which results in increased property values and the displacing of lower-income families and small businesses.” Simply stated: gentrification is when they, the powers that be, have ruined cities that used to be […]

Dear All Lives Matter

Dear All Lives Matter, The schools of Detroit Public Schools (DPS) are being stripped. The teachers are being forced out and being made to look like the villains. Before you know it, DPS won’t exist. Children are being forced to go to schools that don’t have heat, updated books, or enough certified teachers to teach. Everyone […]

Home Is Where the Heart [of God] Is

Last year my life changed a lot. The city I live in, the job I do, the people I live with, the church I attend, the work I do at church… All different now. All the changes happened pretty close to the same time. That season of so much transition left me feeling lost and […]