No Justice. [No Action.] No Peace: Peaceful Fights in Kids Lit

Below is an exert from Caren Stelson and my monthly column in Bookology Magazine, focusing on the importance of peaceful civic action. Read the full article HERE: Caren: “No justice. No peace.” This summer, millions of people – young, old and from all backgrounds — protested police brutality and systemic racism, all during a historic pandemic. Ellie Roscher and I […]

12 Tiny Things #work

Heidi Barr and I are two months into an adventure called 12 Tiny Things. We are taking one aspect of life and reflecting on it for a month in order to deepen and nurture our roots. Join us on Facebook and our website. Here are some brief notes from my month focusing on WORK: 1. My […]

ZOOM House Gala

A home brings with it the stability necessary to dream. ZOOM House goes well beyond shelter, supporting residents holistically. I’m thrilled to be the keynote speaker at ZOOM House’s gala. Please join us and invest in their work of offering dignity through housing and advocacy. If you register HERE this week, tickets are discounted. Saturday, […]

Preventing Clergy Sexual Abuse

In 2014, Rabbi Hayim Herring, PhD and I co-edited Keeping Faith in Rabbis, a wonderful compilation of essays. One of those fine essays, “Preventing Clergy Sexual Abuse” by Rabbi Ellen Lewis, seems extremely timely and relevant these days in light of the numerous sexual assault charges coming to light. Andrew Barron of Avenida Books supported […]

Speaking Clearly

I launched Play Like a Girl on August 15 at Open Book in Minneapolis. People I love and strangers, former and current students, Kenyan Americans and even a few Kenyans filled the room. Asha, Teka and I talked about KGSA and the process of bringing Play Like a Girl into the world. We answered questions […]

Bodies Matter

Beyond the Offering Plate

Although churches tend to talk exclusively about money when they talk about stewardship, Beyond the Offering Plate explores how we are stewards in so many other areas of our lives. We are also stewards of our time, mind, work, and technology to name a few. I was thrilled to contribute a chapter to this anthology on […]