It has been far too long since I’ve written in this space. Granted, a lot happened in the past ten months, but the events of the last few weeks demonstrate that history is at a crossroads. We are more globally connected than ever before, and yet the cultural divides seem to be growing deeper. Fear is a powerful emotion, but love is stronger. I do believe that justice marches only forward, slowly, but it does not march passively. The beauty is in how the actions of a few, over time, can be the difference between justice and injustice.
On this MLK Day of 2016, I am reinvigorating this blog. Silence does not breed justice, and as forces try to isolate groups from each other, it is more important than ever to cultivate bridges. In my travels, I have found more often than not that people are people. While we have differences, we share more in common than the modern newsreel would indicate. The best antidote to fear and terror is conversation. I do believe that as long as parties continue to talk with one another, and as long as we are joined globally, love will prevail. But it will not happen through inaction.