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Thank you for visiting and perusing The Biden Letters, a new set of musings, rants, suggestions, and loving-kindness prayers in letter form that follows and builds on the correspondence I sent daily to President Trump for much of his time in office. Those letters are archived at Daily Trump Letters. If our miserable time with …

Easter haiku

Dear President Biden, Our pastor, the Dr. Reverend Kelle Brown, gave one of the best sermon’s she’s ever given this morning. If you want to check it out, you can find it on our YouTube channel (go to about minute 49). Her sermon title this morning was Alive! and it inspired the following Easter haiku: …

No justice, no peace

Dear President Biden, Yesterday I told you that I hope that Chauvin’s defense attorney, Eric Nelson, is forced to take down his shingle and use it for kindling for suggesting that his client couldn’t possibly have tracked that he was crushing George’s neck (spine, windpipe, carotid artery) because the concerned citizens who were imploring him …

George was only 46

Dear President Biden, I know you’re busy, but I hope you’re following Derek Chauvin’s trial, including either listening to the eye witnesses’ testimony or reading thorough accounts of it. You need to see and feel what these people went through and how not being able to help George Floyd has left them shattered. You also …

Safety haiku

Dear President Biden, This morning our Senior Minister, the Reverend Dr. Kelle Brown, preached on “Entrances and Exits” for Palm Sunday, juxtaposing Jesus’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem with his horrifying exit from this life via crucifixion. In unpacking her understanding of what happened to Jesus at this crucial juncture she lifted up the idea that …

Marilyn Mosby and Transformational Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity ~ TIDE

Dear President Biden, Remember the other day when I brought up the idea that we need to include “Transformational” in our conceptualization (and execution) of DEI work and shift to “Transformational Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity” or TIDE? Well, I still believe this. I still believe that we can’t simply include more diverse people in the …