The Sins of Our Forebearers by William Klein

One of the classic themes of literature is the “sins of the parent visiting the child” and how we respond to the indiscretions of those who went before us.  Biblically speaking we see this in the story Exodus 34. Moses has destroyed the tablets when he returns to deliver the Ten Commandments to his people.  … Continue reading The Sins of Our Forebearers by William Klein

We Are All Beloved by William Klein

I’ve been studying black literature earnestly this summer, reading old and new authors – James Baldwin, Toni Morrison and Colson Whitehead to name a few.  I want to understand what is happening in African American culture.  I guess, as a teacher of predominantly African American students I want to understand their history so I can … Continue reading We Are All Beloved by William Klein

Speak Less, Listen More by William Klein

“While man blames another for causing him harm, the wise man first takes himself to task.”  Hazrat Inyat Khan “Attend to self reform and social reform will take care of itself.”  Ramana Maharshi Jesus said it another way, “Judge not lest you be judged.” Matthew 7:1. We’re all guilty of judgment as this is part … Continue reading Speak Less, Listen More by William Klein

History Is Watching Us by William Klein

As famed psychologist Eric Fromme has pointed out, “Human history begins with an act of disobedience.” He notes that Adam and Eve are disobedient and it is part of the human condition. This is an interesting precept as we move through these trying times.  What is disobedience but an attempt at honoring the act of … Continue reading History Is Watching Us by William Klein