Sixty years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested for the first (but not last) time. We often tell the story of her famous arrest with so much of the story carved away that it almost ceases to be a true accounting, and sometimes we include a few outright falsehoods. Mrs. Parks was unquestionably a […]
Almost no one knows about the second time Rosa Parks was arrested, and that context changes her story significantly.
It’s late Monday night and I’m staying up by the wood stove trying to catch up on some work. Or at least I was. My plans for the night just changed. A few minutes ago I received a note from my friend Laura saying that Pete Seeger left us about an hour ago. Apparently the […]
I was asked to write a short piece for the Eagle, a quarterly magazine published by the Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane, on Desmond Tutu. Here it is… From Tutu Desmond Tutu speaking at the Rotary World Peace Symposium Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu is a hero of mine. I make that statement with full awareness that […]