Former columnist for the Los Angeles Post Examiner, the Baltimore Post Examiner, and Gatehouse News Service

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Poor Baltimore

The television coverage of the Baltimore protests had me mesmerized - I grew up in Columbia, right up the road. I didn't really go to Baltimore growing up, except for special nights out (birthdays, anniversary celebrations) so it remained mysterious until I myself was a grown up.

Then, the Inner Harbor was revitalized. I had my own children, and on visits from Boston to Columbia we would travel into the city to go to the aquarium, a play, or to stroll by the water on a beautiful evening while enjoying an ice cream.

There is another side to Baltimore, as there is another side to all cities. A side filled with crime, poverty, gunfire, death,

It was this side we saw on television. But within the emergent situation we saw clergy, good parents, concerned citizens, children. No matter what part of the city you live in, you will find citizens hoping to make a difference.

Here is my column for the LA Post Examiner about the riots, presented as a letter to the protesters.

http://lapostexaminer.com/baltimore-a-letter-to-those-destroying-their-city/2015/04/29


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Christian murders escalating to religious cleansing in Middle East and Africa...world political leaders silent

Why is it not an emergency when Christians are killed for their faith? Honestly a group of murdered kittens would get more outrage, it seems, in today's media and on the President's agenda. We must stand with our imperiled brothers and sisters on far-off lands and keep the pressure on world leaders to recognize atrocities specifically aimed at Christians. We need more eyes on this than just the Pope and Fox News.

Read more here:
http://lapostexaminer.com/violence-against-christians-time-to-wake-up/2015/04/22

Have a great day! Despite the dire subject matter of this column I feel that each day is always a brand new chance for change, and with prayer, focused attention and good works we can change any tide!

Peace.
Deirdre