begin again*…

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This year, 2020 – 244 years ago – the United States, on July 4, 1776  declared its independence as a nation…

This year, 2020, the United States, is experiencing  a world-wide health pandemic of epic proportions…

This year, 2020, the United States, is at a crossroads, on the threshold of finally living up to the ideals and principles of the Declaration of Independence for all peoples of this country  – or not.

*Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., published just this week: [It ] is at once a searing exploration that lays bare the tangled web of race, trauma, and memory, and a powerful interrogation of what we all must ask of ourselves in order to call forth a new America…  Good Reads

Will we begin again?

11 thoughts on “begin again*…

  1. I do hope we will begin again and when we stumble, which we will, I hope we will get back up and keep going. Thanks for the book title, another nook that is new to me.

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  2. I need that sign in my yard right now. I hope that as we have traveled so far down a dark, dark tunnel we are finally ready to emerge into the light. Stay safe.

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  3. I hope so. I hope that the moment we’re living through now is a reckoning for so many and that by the time we get to July 4, 2021, I will once again be proud to live in the United States.

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  4. I very much hope so, and will be doing my part to help that happen. Like Sarah, I hope I can again feel proud to live in the US at this time next year.

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  5. I’m in! and I love that “our” community is, too. also, that book is another addition to my ever-growing TBR – I have Notes of a Native Son in the “short queue” and Glaude’s biography would make a nice follow-up.

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