February 2009

Act of Grace

The last time Elwin Wilson saw Congressman John Lewis was at the Rock Hill, South Carolina bus station in 1961.

Lewis was a young civil rights protestor.  Wilson was the white bigot who beat him up. After decades of carrying the painful guilt, Wilson went … Read More

One for the Books

Remember the Seinfeld episode where Jerry’s contacted about late fees on an overdue library book – twenty years overdue?

Well, this one’s not quite as bad, but the individual returning the books has a good excuse. California State University at Fresno Library Dean Peter McDonald … Read More

The Moment

The first time I became aware that the plane was in trouble I looked out the window and realized that the ground was coming up quickly.

The oxygen masks dropped, and the pilot announced, “Yes, we want you all to put your oxygen … Read More