Obama’s eulogy for Clementa Pinckney

     Obama’s eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the chorusof comment “um-hmm, right, say it, my my, yeah yeah,”  a singing of Amazing Grace – lifted  up the justice of the Mother Emmanuel community, “our beating heart,’  as the dreamed of justice of the American community.  Worth hearing here. ***      The long fight for …

John McCamant, October 15, 1933- May 6, 2015

             John was a great human being and friend.  He was a teacher, a farmer, a man who saw, with long and sometimes painful effort, what was true, and who grew beautiful things.  John was a man of integrity and humility, who lived and acted from his heart.        Before I came to …

Pointing at terror: Mother Emmanuel

         When a young man, a racist, murders nine people, mainly women, at Mother Emanuel in Charleston, this is called a hate crime but not terror.***       If he commits murder in a church founded by Denmark Vesey, leader of a great slave revolt (that was just and would have …

poem: grace

The congregants welcomed  a different older compassionate young man discussing Jesus who sat among them they, a spitting image of Jesus black welcoming white Mother Emmanuel oddly nervously shuddering unJesus Denmark Vesey  Daniel Simmons  Depayne Middleton-Doctor  Clementa Pinckney  Cynthia Hurd  Sharonda Coleman-Singleton  Tywanza Sanders  Susie Jackson  Myra Thompson  Ethel Lee Lance  Martin Coretta Scott King for …

Poem: a lecture concerning

                 A lecture concerning                                        Konya, June  11, 2015 The Dean of Law Big woman lectured Americans on what it is Ataturk to be a Turk They have made, her assistant said snapped her fingers little man with round glasses no book as if Governor Wallace stood on the steps of a school …

4 videos from the Acknowledgment and Repair for the Sand Creek Massacre Conference

   Alan Maki and several others wrote for the four videos of the conference to be posted in one place.  Here are the addresses: Panel 1:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD0er5EC3W8 Panel 2:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfZxtSspZoo Panel 3:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIuE_w5CVgg Panel 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZzUuFN5wQE ***        Here is a list of topics and panelists. Panel One:  John Evans Study Committee Report Dean Saitta, David Halaas, …