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A new dream

At this time on the clock of the planet, of the world, our country and our city, I cannot get out of my mind “The Second Coming,” the famous “Things Fall Apart” poem written by William Butler Yeats nearly 100 years ago, 1919, in the wake of the First World War and the 1917 Russian Revolution. ...

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Half way there: Eastern Market transforming ahead of 125th anniversary

Since 1891 Eastern Market has connected residents with food producers. In 2016, Eastern Market will be celebrating its 125th anniversary and we intend to celebrate by working over the next three years to complete the transformation that Eastern Market Corporation (EMC) — the nonprofit that manages the market — has been implementing over the past few years. ...

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God’s House

All in the Family: Improvisational architecture in the work of Beverly Buchanan “Beverly Buchanan’s artworks are full of humanity, depicting the grace of everyday lives and the power of the human spirit. They remind us of our abiding connections to the places we call home,” writes curator Marianetta Porter of the work of artist Beverly Buchanan. Buchanan’s work is on display through Feb. 1 at the Department ...

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Dale Rich Collection presents Emancipation Proclamation exhibit

Nationally acclaimed photographer, historian, genealogist and activist Dale Rich will present “Thenceforward and Forever Free: The Emancipation Proclamation,” a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of that historic document signed in 1863, Feb. 2, from 1-4 p.m. The presentation will feature a powerful multi-media exhibit showcasing historically important paintings, photographs and other documents illustra ...

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I prayed, but God didn’t answer. Yes, he did!

I get letters all of the time from people who are in distress, feeling like they are at the end of their rope. They feel like all else has failed, then they write me. I received a heartfelt painful letter from a gentleman who wrote that he and his family were in the process of losing their home. Both he and his wife were forced to take a 10 percent wage cut in their salary, which caused a financial hardship ...

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Aim for a rational discussion on guns

The pres-ident is committed to reforming our gun laws; a working group headed by Vice President Joe Biden is considering a broad agenda. The proposals mentioned, not formally announced yet, already are being strafed by politicians in both parties. Before everyone goes to the barricades, it would be worth trying to have a rational discussion. ...

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President Obama’s second term: Symbolic or ironic

On Jan. 20 at noon, America’s 44th President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term. The public celebration of his inauguration will take place Jan. 21, which is also the legal public holiday celebrating the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many see the public swearing in of the first president who is African American taking place on the same day we celebrate the life of one of the greate ...

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