The first time I wrote about Martin Luther King, I highlighted the connection between his “I have a Dream Speech” and the Green Bay Packers in a post I called Champions and Friends. The next time I wrote about him, I talked about the Secret Heart of America and prayed that it pulsed with patriotism [...]
What in the world were they thinking?
Sometimes I wonder, as I look at historical photos, how the people in them view themselves today. I think, for instance, about the New Orleans mothers who woke up on November 14, 1960, got dressed, combed their hair (or tied a scarf around their rollers), fed their children, maybe packed a lunch or two, and [...]
A revolution of values
Last January, seconds after the Packers beat Seattle 28-23 and midway through our usual postgame sprint to the car to beat the traffic, I turned and saw Lambeau Field ablaze in a colorful hail of fireworks. That view, which I also photographed, has become a metaphor for 2020, a year that kicked off with such [...]
Billy Turner’s Shirt
Progress and the Cha Cha Slide
Sometimes progress looks like the Cha Cha Slide. It smells like grilled burgers and sounds like hundreds of passionate voices muffled only by the masks they wear. While the slide to the left, slide to the right we saw Saturday at Houdini Plaza were just a couple of steps in a long march toward equality, [...]