Living in the Tension between Joy and Sorrow

Over the last week, a lot of tragedy has been happening around the world, from senseless violent crime at a local level to multiple terrorist acts that have affected global citizens. Add to that Congress’ vote to slash funding for SNAP, and you wind up with an Ellayne who wants to crawl into a cave and shut out everything. Continue reading

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Trayvon Martin

image by Brian Blanco/European Pressphoto Agency, via The New York Times

Today’s Sunday Links will be all about the fallout that occurred following George Zimmerman shooting and killing Trayvon Martin last year. The jury acquitted Zimmerman on July 13, 2013, a year and a half later. Below, you’ll find links to various news articles, videos of the trial, etc. Continue reading

Kyrie, eleison

In the midst of tragedy’s fallout, I feel like my own words are useless. How do I take this language I grew up speaking and use it to describe the horrifying powerlessness victims experience in the face of natural disaster? Nothing I say will raise the flattened buildings, bring the dead back to life. Continue reading