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Reflections on Race

While online recently, I came upon an article about Charles Schulz, the famous creator of the comic strip “Peanuts.” The article described how Mr. Schulz introduced a Black boy named Franklin into his comic strip after receiving letters from a schoolteacher, Harriet Glickman. Ms. Glickman wrote to Mr. Schulz encouraging him to consider the positiveContinue reading “Reflections on Race”

On Impulse

Our family’s rescue dog Graydy recently underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his leg. We opted for the surgery after learning that, without it, he would likely suffer from arthritis and limited mobility at a young age. When we picked him up the morning after surgery, it took me a moment to reconcileContinue reading “On Impulse”

Identity in a Crisis

As my youngest son prepares to start college, I find myself thinking about my own undergraduate experience at Northwestern University. I took many thought-provoking classes and expanded my perspective beyond small-town Iowa as I explored the city of Chicago. One experience absent from my college life, however, was the opportunity to cheer for winning footballContinue reading “Identity in a Crisis”

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