Category Archives: The Ready Room

The Ready Room: Finally, it’s now

This is our last day reflecting on “The Ready Room” as a model and metaphor for how we live our lives in the various communities of which we are  members.  We have explore many aspects of what getting reading, preparing, … Continue reading

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The Ready Room: Readied

We think of preparation as something that we do toward some end. What if preparation is something that is done to us for some end? I tend to start out my day, any day, as if I am preparing for … Continue reading

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The Ready Room: A Better Brother–2

If you have been following this series, you know that I am reflecting on this article that observes some data about  how white people act in relation to people of color, largely without knowing it.  I left yesterday with the … Continue reading

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The Ready Room: A Better Brother–1

I want to be a better brother in this human family.  The study I posted yesterday identifying ten ways that white people are more racist than we realize is disturbing to read, regardless of one’s ethnicity or skin tone.  As I … Continue reading

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The Ready Room: Natural Ignorance

Ignorance.  It simply means (from it’s Latin root) what one doesn’t know.  It doesn’t imply stupidity or foolishness.  When I am ignorant of a thing, it’s just what I don’t know.  There are so many things I don’t know.  There … Continue reading

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The Ready Room: Anticipation

Were you ready today for Daylight Savings Time to start your day an hour earlier?  Most of us groan over this annual event, and then, a few days later, our bodies and minds have largely accustomed themselves to a little … Continue reading

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The Ready Room: Ready to Work

Say it.      Think it.       Do it. Do you ever have something that you simply have to do but getting yourself into motion to do it seems impossible–or at least just too easy to put off … Continue reading

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The Ready Room: Prayer

Prayer means many things to many people.  Prayer in a simplistic form might just mean asking for things.  Those things could range from the mundane (a parking place) to the most serious (saving the life of a loved one in … Continue reading

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The Ready Room: Dreams and Mentors

At various times in the school year, as part of my work as a teacher, I am involved in interviewing students for various programs to which they are applying.  Often, one of the kinds of questions I ask a student is … Continue reading

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The Ready Room: Justice

In the weekend prior to the 50th anniversary of the March in Selma across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, I listened to many interviews from those who were there.  I was moved by those who found themselves in that moment drawn … Continue reading

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