What does it mean to be an American?

  What does it mean to be an American? Sounds like an easy question, doesn’t it? Perhaps it’s a little harder to answer when you stop and really think about it. I imagine being an American means many different things to many different people, but I assume it is held together by one common thread. That thread being freedom. Webster says freedom is, “the quality … Continue reading What does it mean to be an American?

Trayvon Martin: Some Thoughts That Changed My Personal Verdict

On February 29, 2012, as Americans were rounding out their day, eating dinner, perhaps spending time with family, a single gunshot rang out in a small community in Sanford, Florida. A single gunshot, and then silence. No one knew at that moment that the single gunshot that night would echo back and reverberate through the hearts of millions of Americans, galvanizing or testing the resolve … Continue reading Trayvon Martin: Some Thoughts That Changed My Personal Verdict