Monthly Archives: August 2017

Take a stand against hate

I can remember growing up and learning about the world wars, then taking what we had been taught and running it by my Oma and Opa when I saw them. The revisionism of history was always something that frustrated me, but history is always written through the lens of the beholder. And in the nations that were supposed to be …

The world feels like it’s on fire

My heart is heavy, filled with a darkness I cannot describe. Every moment my love, hope, and passion for people is whittled away by the evil in the streets. Every moment, I feel myself bracing for the worst, and as the worst comes, I am no longer surprised. I am no longer surprised by the growing darkness, or by the …

The little piano that could

In a kind of, sort of, still a little bit small-ish town, it’s a given some of the biggest town-wide dramas, spectacles, and news will revolve around, well, nothing at all. Such is the case of this particular tale, involving nothing more than a public piano.   The concept of sidewalk pianos is not a new one. Many a small …

We need to do better

I hesitated in sharing this particular column on my blog, but felt the message is worth the post. As much as this is about Chester Bennington’s suicide, it’s also bigger than that. Chester’s tragic end after a frightening and difficult battle only comes to the forefront of conversation because he, like many other celebrities, are already in the spotlight. But …