Monday, May 21, 2012
|How a truck became a metaphor
Our parents didn't leave my sister and me much stuff. Just a lot of love and a grounding in values that informs our lives to this day. But that old truck, that's a different story. This is the first of two stories inspired by a truck driven first by my Dad, then by me, and finally by my son. As you listen, I hope you will understand what I mean when I say it's not just a truck, it's a metaphor. The stories are a little long, my memories even longer, but hopefully they will bring you a little enjoyment.
|A new lease on life
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Last Sunday I received the Micah 6 award from First Congregational Church in Colorado Springs. The award is given each year to persons in the community for their leadership in social justice issues. Micah 6 is the reference to the prophet's injunction to “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with the Lord.” I received the award on behalf of the many folks in the area who, over the past several years, have sent buses of humanitarian aid and caravanistas to Cuba (5 buses to date).
We are raising money to purchase another bus for the Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan this year. As many of you know, the Caravan travels without the required license to protest the unjust economic blockade the US has imposed on Cuba for the past fifty years.
You are invited to a potluck supper at Vista Grande (5460 North Union Blvd) at 5:30 pm, July 7. We will hear from Pastors for Peace caravanistas and bless this year's bus for it's journey to Cuba. Our last bus is now in use by the Juan Diaz Orthopedic Hospital in Havana.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to find out how you can help.