Monthly Archives: December 2008

Benjamin Banneker, Thomas Jefferson and the Question of Racial Equality

In the year 1791 an unusual correspondence took place.  Benjamin Banneker, a free African American and an astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, almanac writer and farmer, wrote a letter to then Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.  Banneker’s letter was a plea for justice … Continue reading

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A Year Back At Church

About a year ago I started attending St. Thomas Episcopal Church. It’s a wonderful church in the heart of the city of Sunnyvale. At the time I was trying out different churches to see where I would feel comfortable being … Continue reading

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Emmett Till, Joseph Smith, Matthew Shepard and the Results of Prejudice

A week or so ago,  an insightful person wrote a post to me telling how prejudice affects the way a person lives out their daily lives.  Instead of walking in confidence, people who are discriminated against often live in fear … Continue reading

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Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and the Fantastic Four

During this Thanksgiving weekend my brother and his family came over to my parents’ house. It was a nice time to spend with family. As I reminisced with my brother, we reminisced about the comic book collection that we once … Continue reading

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