January 6th 2021 was a difficult day to be a citizen of the United States. I felt shame for the state that the country was in. But through the long night and into the morning of the 7th, I saw things come together, and a possibility for renewal.

The Insurrection

A mob had violently stormed congress in a haphazard insurrection, so far five people have lost their lives, the capital was invaded and looted, and two Improvised Explosive Devices were sent to major party headquarters. This happened in the United States of America.

Capitol Hill Protest while Counting Electoral College votes turn to a violent invasion of the US capitol by a mob.

These events were inspired by a president that has…


Take a moment to set aside any preconceived notion of race, good or bad, personal or cultural, and look at your skin very closely. Ask yourself what color is your skin, really? A photo might help. If you were an artist, intending on painting your skin, what color of paint would you reach for as the base. What might that paint be called?

A color chart of some earthy shades of Windsor and Newton brand artist paints.

When you look closely, you may notice there are many different shades and colors in your skin that change with lighting or sun exposure. Your skin may be one color in one room or lighting, and another…

David Glen

On here, I write about things relevant for current events, from my perspective. I try to look underneath the events of the day, and see a deeper pattern.

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