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Protest Injustice? Us?

Tweet Okay, let’s step back and reassess.  We have heard way too much divisive talk about deporting and building walls and keeping people in their place and baskets of deplorables.   Part of our problem in this country is that all … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery? New Tallies

Tweet Every time I write about modern day slavery, I get comments and emails from people who think the whole idea is phony.  The last post got this comment: “What  you call modern day slavery is only another name for something to stir us … Continue reading

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Storytellers, For Better or For Worse

Tweet First and foremost, I am a storyteller.  But then, what writer isn’t?  And not only fiction writers, either. For instance, the best way to write about 21st century slavery is to tell a story: Little Jaya was born into a poverty-stricken family in rural … Continue reading

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Umm…Happy Slaves? Really?

Tweet When I was little, I saw Song of the South on Disneyland on TV.  I don’t remember too much about it except that I loved it.  The main character was a raggedy black man who laughed and played with the kids and sang: “Zip-e-dee-do-dah, … Continue reading

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21st-Century Abolitionist Movement? What’s That?

Tweet 250 years ago, back in the horrible days of the African slave trade,  abolitionists wrote pamphlets describing the horrors aboard slave ships, and of the short, agonizing lives of slaves.  Christian preachers railed against the evil of slavery.  And good-hearted men and women turned … Continue reading

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What stories will you tell?

Tweet From the beginning of time, stories have influenced humankind’s feelings and opinions. And in so doing, they have changed the world. The stories Jesus told–such as The Good Samaritan and  The Prodigal Son–have become part of our culture.  And not ours … Continue reading

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On Her Own~

Tweet Over the past couple of years, many of you commented on our periodic guest author, Larissa Rudeen.  Although we will greatly miss her on this blog, I am pleased to announce that she now has her own blog site: … Continue reading

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A Touch of Grace

Tweet Remember all the hullabaloo about the Confederate flag? What most of the country considered a painful symbol of slavery and segregation and white supemists, but the South defended as history?  For 150 years, that flag has been a point of harsh contention.  People took … Continue reading

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Bad News, Good News, Hope

Tweet WHAT HORRIFIC NEWS! More than a year has passed since Boko Haram kidnapped 276 Christian teenage girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria, yet authorities say they are no closer to finding them than they were on day one. In fact, … Continue reading

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Please, no more Conspiracies!

Tweet Pssst…  Hey, did you hear the latest?  The entire world is a hotbed of conspiracies!  I know about the seething danger because I have an email inbox that stays way too full. I just read about the secret plot to have the “U. … Continue reading

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