Monthly Archives: January 2015

A KING’S VILLANELLE

I think with King most folks get the rhyme wrong: He’s left so many signs that tell his mind. What joy it is to sing his simple song! His care for those who ached all the day long Engrossed him … Continue reading

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THE REAL KING

During the last three years of his life, Martin Luther King, Jr., was making some changes in his approach to realizing his vision of the beloved community. After having received the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1964 and witnessing the … Continue reading

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CALIFANO MISREPRESENTS JOHNSON’S ROLE

Any representation of Martin Luther King, Jr., will always be hopelessly inadequate in my estimation—so enamored of the real deal am I!  I think the enactment by David Oyelowo is less than satisfactory; I feel he does not really capture … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression? Yes!

As an advocate of nonviolent direct action, I believe there are always alternatives to violence that can be effective and instructive. Continue reading

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REMEMBERING MARIO CUOMO

I did not know Mario Cuomo personally, but I came to admire him a lot—not for his role as a politician and three-term governor of New York, but for his citizenship, service, and truth-telling about the obscenities of xenophobia in … Continue reading

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