January 2017

Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo

It is has been two years since the French offices at magazine publisher Charlie Hebdo was attacked by two Islamic terrorists, killing 12 people. “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) was the chant shortly afterward, as thousands of people stood in symbolic solidarity with the “rag that has nothing to…


Racism America

When I was growing up in a small town in Eastern Colorado, I had no idea what racism meant. Oh, it was not as if we did not read and learn about the Civil War and the story about black men being enslaved by white men, and Martin Luther King…


An Islamic State: Yeah, So?

This morning I was thinking about a quote I saw posted by a news feed I receive every morning.  It read, “We will win because Americans don’t realize…we do not need to defeat you militarily; we only need to fight long enough for you to defeat yourself by quitting.” The…