Even behind bars; three months into his three life-without sentences, Heath refused to reveal the sexual abuse he endured at the hands of Jack Walls. Unable to protect his family prior to prison, he could only imagine what would happen to his friends and remaining family if he did speak out. He also had to… Continue reading He knew just what to say.
Recently I heard a quote by an African American blues musician, Daryl Davis, who has befriended hundreds of KKK members over the past 30 years. Profoundly his words resonate and are applicable to all walks of life and all situations of discord; “It is when the conversation ceases, that there is fertile ground for violence and… Continue reading Standing on fertile ground.
Lonoke has always had issues with elected officials, prominent members of the community, and old families abusing power. One could argue that it goes all the way back to owning slaves, and the reputation of those in Lonoke that were especially brutal masters. Growing up with an abusive father, I knew what it was like… Continue reading So, why now?
I have been deeply moved by the recent stories about Child Advocacy Centers, and how they aid children, who have been abused, to talk to those that can and will aid them. A few weeks ago there was a story on the news about these centers in the state of Arkansas and how they need… Continue reading Hear us, even if we only whisper.