For the last couple of weeks it feels like most of the things I tend to write about are terribly trivial.
… an unnecessary insertion into a week filled with long overdue conversations about race that deserved our full and undivided attention.Monica Hesse, The Washington Post, June 9, 2020
But like most of us, I suspect, I’ve been thinking about race a whole lot since the end of May, along with my place in making things better.
Because the place where I live, in this corner of southwest Virginia, has a lot going for it:
And we live among some of the kindest people you’ll ever meet.
But this corner of the world is also trying to figure out, I think, where it stands regarding its past.
And while it’s not too unusual to see a Confederate flag in someone’s yard, on the other hand, our county’s school board voted just last week to ban the symbol from its dress code, overturning a decision to the contrary that was just made in January of this year.
There’s a lot to think about.