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Integrity Fail: Reflection on Me and Joss Whedon

  I’m not a huge Joss Whedon fan. I’ve never seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Firefly, or Dollhouse. I just lost a lot of geek cred, didn’t I? I have seen both Avengers movies and really liked them! It’s pretty obvious to me that Whedon’s writing and directing chops were on full display in … Continue reading

What I wrote to my church this week

The following is what will appear in my church’s newsletter tomorrow. I struggled with it quite a bit, but I think it was what I needed to say.  “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist” – Angela Davis I confess to having some awkwardness being in church … Continue reading

Don’t Let White Supremacists Distract You From White Supremacy

  I visited Charlottesville back in 2009. Back at the time, I was recruiting summer staff for the Pittsburgh Project and one of our staff alum was a student there. I drove down, he introduced me to several of his friends and we had a great conversation about doing justice in our nation’s urban centers. … Continue reading

Doubt, Fear, and Insecurity

This week I realized that I had fallen into one of my old traps. I have this overwhelming desire to prove myself and I realized that I was pushing some things way too hard, way too fast because I am worried about proving my worth. I’ve done enough work with my therapist to know where … Continue reading