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The dream is as it was.

I promised you last week that we would start looking at the core values of the Project. We’ll get to that after we have kicked off our fall programming, but this morning I need to do something else.    As I do every year on this day, I listened to the entirety of Dr. King’s … Continue reading

Some brief thoughts on The Butler

Many of you may know that my undergraduate degree is in film studies. I love movies and watch them with a fairly critical eye. Last night, I was invited by our friends at The Pittsburgh Promise to attend an advance screening of Lee Daniels’ The Butler. It’s a film with a sprawling cast featuring Forest Whitaker … Continue reading

Rest awhile

Mark 6:30-32 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught.  He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a … Continue reading