Going Viral: Bad Cops Vs. Everyday Miracles

My adoptive state of South Carolina is making the news again, and it hurts my heart. I'm sick over the video all over the internet and news channels this morning, of the teenage girl knocked to the ground while still in her desk, then thrown across the room and cuffed by a Sheriff's Deputy/School Resource Officer …

Continue reading Going Viral: Bad Cops Vs. Everyday Miracles

Civil Rights for All Americans : The Job is not Complete

One sunny California day many years ago, I took in the bank deposit for my employer and this happened: our local bank's Merchant Teller was one of the Persian immigrants who came to Southern California after the Iranian Revolution. Farah was well-educated, efficient, beautiful, and always a pleasure to do business with. This day, however, her countenance …

Continue reading Civil Rights for All Americans : The Job is not Complete

The Conversation

I am fairly sure that most parents have some sort of conversation with their teenagers when they get their driver's licenses and start driving. Charlotte's dad and I gave advice we felt, from our  personal experience, was good: when you're pulled over don't sass the cop, because that only makes it worse. This is the time it pays …

Continue reading The Conversation