Sunday, June 24, 2018
Please check Karen Shackleford's latest post if you have a moment. Given what the US has been through the last couple weeks, and what so many on our aching planet have endured for much longer, it is a simple, concise statement. As something of a pop culture enthusiast, I am also interested in the stories our pop cultural artifacts attempt to tell. Whatever else we do with what amounts to our lives, listening to the stories of those who have been truly oppressed should be right at the top of the list. The truth is rarely pretty, often quite raw, and ultimately liberating. It is the truth that lights the darkness. The best storytellers do just that.