Michelle Alexander

Yesterday I posted a link to Michelle Alexander’s book – The New Jim Crow. Later yesterday I found out that she will be in town next week, speaking at the University of Saint… Continue reading

Scientifically Predictable

  Last night my co-worker and I went to hear Chris Stewart of the African American Leadership Forum speak about Education Justice.   There were lots of ideas and stories that he shared… Continue reading

Students For Education Reform – Macalester

Tonight – April 2, 2013 – at the Weyerhauser Memorial Chapel (Macalester College) 7:00-8:30 Students For Education Reform presents the Education Week Key Note Speaker: Chris Stewart is the current Executive Director of… Continue reading

What I’ve Been Reading –

I set a goal for my self in January to read 52 books by the end of 2013.  When I developed Pneumonia in the middle of January and was home sick through most… Continue reading

Expectations – Literacy and Music Monday

His tutor didn’t show up on Thursday, called and said that he was stuck in a meeting.  So my third grade friend and I sat down in the computer lab/ tutoring office and… Continue reading

The Body – Broken for You

  This Thursday, as part of our Maundy Thursday/ Holy Week service.  I was asked to help serve communion. Communion has always been a powerful metaphor and symbol of my faith, however I… Continue reading

Psalm 84 – Lectionary Sunday

What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies! I’ve always longed to live in a place like this, Always dreamed of a room in your house, where I could sing for joy to God-alive! Birds find… Continue reading

Taste of Africa – Imagine No Malaria – Late Report

Back in February I introduced the Imagine No Malaria Campaign.  Here’s what I wrote We kicked off our Imagine No Malaria campaign at church today, with the goal of saving 2500 lives in the next… Continue reading

The Bread of Heaven – Flesh Eaters Troubleshooting Guide.

Yesterday, I ended by saying: I love cookbooks.  One of my favorite features of cookbooks is the trouble shooting guide, that way if your recipe doesn’t turn out, you can look at the… Continue reading

Positive Youth Development and Hot Cheetos and Takis

I’m sure by now many of you have seen this video of “Hot Cheetos and Takis” by the YNRich Kids at the North Community YMCA here in Minneapolis.  Kids all over Minneapolis (and… Continue reading