“Do piranha live in the Mississippi?” Sweet T asked the lady taking our breakfast order. “I’m sure they do the way them bodies keep disappearing!” our waitress quipped. “Welcome to Memphis!” T and I chuckled. We were glad to be visiting the historic city for our first vacation in nearly six years. In recent weeks, … Continue reading Big River Stories | Walking in Memphis
As a scrawny German kid moving from Schaffhausen, Switzerland to the East Texas town of Marshall, I didn’t know anything about racism. As we drove down the main drag of my new hometown, I didn’t know what the “whites only” sign on the local laundromat meant or how outrageous it was that it hung openly … Continue reading My Monday Morning Cup | What We Need Is Love
In light of atrocity and injustice, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. chose to standup against the status quo and become a voice for change. Dr. King's legacy lives on today in the revolutionary progress made possible because of his willingness to give everything, including his life, so that everyone might experience our God-given, inalienable right … Continue reading Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.