Why we kneel – A Haiku Poem By Melba Christie


I recently had to explain to a youngster why we kneel. He heard it on the news so much he became curious. So I wrote a Haiku about it. I also looked up some articles about kneeling and have posted the links below. To kneel or not to we kneel for many reasons kneel to pray today Some references: https://demwritepress.com/2018/09/30/why-we-kneel/ https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/the-psychology-of-taking-a-knee/ http://theologicalanthropology.com/blog/2016/3/22/ h8b625ctpk954kjrvt1elcu5lpf4kc Continue reading Why we kneel – A Haiku Poem By Melba Christie

We need to talk


As a lifetime educator, I feel that I must join the conversation on race and how racism impacts all of us. I lived through the protests of the sixties and remember my teachers talking frankly about racism. I feel blessed to have had such great teachers with such enormous insights. I was lucky to have teachers from all backgrounds. Race to me was basically the … Continue reading We need to talk

Time Is What We Make It


Time Is What We Make It Fifty-one years have passed since the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. America lost a pure soul and a charismatic leader who tried to unite people. Many television programs devoted time to memorialize one of the true kings of justice and equality. His surname is such an appropriate fit. Someone said that “Dr. King is more alive … Continue reading Time Is What We Make It

A Celebration Promoting Happiness


     Today is designated the International Day of Happiness and it is celebrated worldwide. Happiness Day was first celebrated in 2013. It was declared by the United Nations in 2012. it was founded by Jayme lllien and it is observed by 193 nations. Frankly I had not heard of this day until today. I wondered if this is because today I was very much … Continue reading A Celebration Promoting Happiness