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Let Us Gather at the Table

Posted August 28th, 2012 by Sharon Morgan

This is a repost of something I wrote on my genealogy blog today: On this day in 1955, an innocent young man named Emmett Till was murdered in Money, Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman. This event embodied all that was wrong with America in that day on the subject of race. On […]

Word Count

Posted August 22nd, 2012 by Sharon Morgan

Promotion of Gather at the Table ultimately depends on Tom and I. Even though we are supported enthusiastically by Beacon Press, book publishing has changed a lot in recent years. Promotion is no longer the primary responsibility of the publisher. It is authors who must drive awareness and sales. To do that requires as much […]

Silly Season

Posted August 9th, 2012 by Sharon Morgan

I do not intend to use the Gather at the Table platform to promote my personal political preferences. We all have our opinions and, whether we agree or not, freedom of thought and speech are rights that must be respected and protected. I do, however, want to use this platform to draw attention to things […]

Olympic Fever

Posted July 28th, 2012 by Sharon Morgan

It is hard not to get caught up in Olympic fever, especially when the whole world is watching. It drew me in on the first night… I watched the opening ceremony. Having an interest in many things British (including the genealogy of the Scottish men who enslaved people on both sides of my family),  I […]

Peace

Posted July 15th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

In a world plagued by violence, barbarity and war, it is hard to conceive of ever living in peace. Yet, that is a dream cherished by the three women who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize: Leymah Gbowee, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakel Karman. All are crusaders who fight for peace against seemingly insurmountable odds. Of […]

Making Peace with the Past

Posted May 8th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Tom DeWolf and I penned an article that has just appeared in the Oklahoma Humanities magazine. The them of the issue is “reconciliation” and our contribution is entitled “Making Peace with the Past.” Oklahoma was one of the stops on the road trip we took last year to inform the writing of our book. It […]

A Provocative Question

Posted March 25th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Like so many other people throughout America and beyond, I share the grief of Trayvon Martin’s parents. I have no words to express how heavy my heart is in mourning such a vital, well-loved young man whose life was cut so short… for no logical reason I can fathom. Like President Obama said: “If I […]

Hilltop Haints

Posted March 21st, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

I just returned from the national gathering of Coming to the Table. This is the group that brought Tom and I together in 2008 and led to our collaboration in writing Gather at the Table. The group has grown a lot since then. Sixty-five inquisitive, motivated souls gathered at Richmond Hill, a location of enormous historical […]

NEW HOPE

Posted February 18th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

I spent my entire day glued to the television, fully involved in sharing the home going service for Whitney Houston. I could not believe how riveted I was to the drama unfolding on the screen. At many points, there were tears in my eyes and a choke in my throat. People who know me, know […]

Facing History; Healing Wounds

Posted January 16th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Our friends Betty Kilby Baldwin and Phoebe Kilby are featured in an article that appeared today in the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia: Women Heal Wounds by Facing History. Sharon and I met Betty and Phoebe through Coming to the Table, the community to which we belong, and which provides the healing foundation at the core […]

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