The Pandemic’s Mark

Last night I watched parts of the Frontline film, America After 9/11. Each year around this time, but especially as we near the 20th anniversary, I think a lot about what life in America was like before September 11th, 2001. I so desperately want to see our country put the genie back in the bottle…… Continue reading The Pandemic’s Mark

The Cure

What if the cure to COVID-19 is kindness? If that’s the cure we’re in trouble. But maybe it is the cure? And since kindness costs us nothing why don’t we just give it a chance? Just an idea.

Lost Days

Today marks four months since the world shut down because of COVID-19. Four months. Four months? That Thursday, March 12th, I was wrapping up an exploratory trip to San Felipe, getting ready to host a pastors dinner in Ensenada. I had Spring Break mission trips starting on Saturday. The NCAA tournament selection show was on…… Continue reading Lost Days

Matching Scandals: How college admissions and criminalization of asylum seekers are linked

You all see the connection between the college admissions scandal and locking up asylum seekers like criminals, right? It’s obvious, right? Here’s why “some people” are worried about “those people.” Children of immigrants are “taking their spots.” Notice that as system-wide enrollment has increased who has benefited. In the University of California system admissions are…… Continue reading Matching Scandals: How college admissions and criminalization of asylum seekers are linked

Why buying a car sucks

Last month we re-mortgaged our house without a single phone call, without a trip to a bank or meeting with a broker, without even leaving our home. We found the mortgage rate we wanted online. I filled out the forms mostly on my phone. The appraiser came to our house.  We uploaded documents. The closing…… Continue reading Why buying a car sucks