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How Janet Yellen can make history again

Forty years ago, I stopped at a newsstand in midtown Manhattan to search for a magazine. I had not noticed the vendor until he spoke to me: “Can I ask you something?”


He handed me a one-dollar bill. “How much is this?”

That was the first I noticed he was blind.

“It’s one dollar,” I said, and he groaned.

“The guy told me it was twenty,” he replied, “I believed him. I gave him more than fifteen in change.”

“I’m so sorry.”

“I never know who is telling the truth,” he explained.

In the last week of Donald Trump’s presidency, I woke one morning suddenly aware that his qualities were the same ones I did not like about God when I was a child.

God was arrogant. The Ten Commandments warned, “I, the LORD thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. . . .” [1] With the clarity of a third grader, I thought God was unfair to punish children for their elders’ offenses.

My brain’s gatekeeper slammed the door against those rebellious…

A military mom discovers her 2-year-old son has been sexually abused while she was away.

A veteran flight engineer of the United States Air Force, “Claire” flew transport planes in Panama and the Persian Gulf Wars before giving birth to “Connor” in 2001 — thirteen days after the September 11th attack on America.

Activated stateside, she remained the baby’s primary caretaker, nursing him and providing breast-milk at his daycare center. On monthly training weekends, her husband kept Connor.

Claire retired in 2004 with numerous medals for meritorious service before her world shattered on February 22nd. As she lay reading to…

Anne Grant

Emmy-Award winning writer Anne Grant was a United Methodist minister and is author of the forthcoming memoir, “Above Us Only Sky: Christians Becoming Secular.”

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