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An Apology to Austin — A Commitment to Justice.

Hundreds of us raised our voices and clapped our hands in honor of Austin Callaway — lynched in Troup County, Ga., almost 77 years ago, when he was between 16 and 18 years old. We gathered in the historical Warren … Continue reading

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Insuring Justice Today Demands Recognizing Injustices in the Past.

Austin Callaway, an 18-year-old African-American male, allegedly assaulted a white woman on September 7, 1940, in Troup County, Ga. — almost 77 years ago. He was arrested and put in the city jail. That night, a mob of angry, white … Continue reading

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“Raise the Glasses, Look Back, and Smile”

(I wrote this eight years ago when I worked for Grimes Publications. So to be accurate, add that number to the ones I mention. In addition, Dad’s batteries ran out Memorial Day, 2016, I parted ways with the paper, went … Continue reading

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January Promise

  PROMISE I see a January promise from a winter sun, Cold memories fade where the light has begun To softly hint at visions of spring, Tempting the senses and trying to bring… …the future to focus while the past … Continue reading

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Stop the Noise.

I sat down to write a good-bye note to 2016, but those damn words just got in the way. The noise prevented me from hearing what I needed to hear and knowing what I wanted to say.  “Ignore the headlines … Continue reading

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Moonrise Over Her Shoulder

With the moonrise over her shoulder And the sunset in her eyes, She threw the pain to the past, And flew to the open sky. She had a picture in her mind And a song in her heart. Soaring above … Continue reading

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Straight Lines Don’t Converge

“I gave you that gift. So I’ll tell you how to use it.” Now how damn selfish does that sound? But I’m afraid we say or at least act out those words everyday. My parents’ generation was not too fond of … Continue reading

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