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The Peacemaker

It’s been one week.

One week since America as a whole was shook. Not for the first time; no. Certainly not for the last time, unfortunately. However, significantly enough that multiple generations, and communities of people throughout those generations, started paying attention.

I took some time to rest and reflected on what has unfolded after last week’s brutality between civilians and police. Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were murdered by police. Then 5 Dallas police officers, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa, died in service protecting the people in downtown Dallas from a man misled. Each man left a hole in their families because another man decided to pull the trigger.

It’s only been one week since I was proudly celebrating America’s independence, then desperately, tortoisely, trying to move into a new rhythm by week’s end. It has not been business as usual; and it shouldn’t be. Continue reading “The Peacemaker”