Drick Boyd's Blog

In Memory of C.T. Vivian and John Lewis

On Friday, July 17 two giants of the Civil Rights Movement and of U. S. history died. While many others far better qualified than me will write and speak their eulogies, I want to share what C. T. Vivian and John Lewis meant to me. I was deeply saddened by the news of...

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Racist is a Condition, Not an Accusation

A Condition Not an Accusation "Racist” is a word we are hearing a great deal these days: the cops are racist, Confederate monuments are racist, the President is racist, our country was built on racist principles. Moreover, white people are being challenged by Black,...

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Are We At The Growing Edge?

The Last Two Weeks As I write this, it has been two weeks since George Floyd was choked to death by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin; two weeks since Chauvin’s partners quietly looked on as he held Floyd down with his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46...

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Of Trees and Flowers

It Started with a Song Over 45 years ago, I wrote a song about trees. Trees have always moved me for some reason. One summer between years at college I worked for a landscaping company in Spokane, Washington. I was fascinated by the tall, stately pine trees that...

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The Day God Checked Out

When we are challenged we do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of practice. Archilocus God checked out the other day. No one knows exactly where She went or when, but as far as anyone knows God is gone. Nowhere to be found. Some folks said God had...

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Get Over it; It’s called Democracy

Iowa is getting a bad rap. They held their caucuses and they tried to upgrade using an app and it failed them. Sounds like some of the apps I tried, found wanting, and deleted. In the wake of the confusion many leaders in the Democratic party and the media are calling...

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