Author Archives: Richard Guzman

Does It Matter If I’m a Racist?

This is the LEAD POST of a series based upon an anti-racism workshop I developed with a committee of United Methodist Church lay and clergy for the Northern Illinois Conference of the UMC.  It’s titled BECOMING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY (BBC).  See below for … Continue reading

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The Neighbor Project’s 2021 Gala Fundraiser

OCTOBER 8th is just a few days away.  Click the banner at the end of this post to buy your tickets. IT’S THE NEIGHBOR PROJECT’s 2021 FUNDRAISING GALA! 2020’s gala was a great success, but it was totally virtual (see … Continue reading

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Chet Baker: When Not Caring Becomes Caring

The Video below plays about 1:24 of Chet Baker’s “Moon and Sand.”  Most people consider “My Funny Valentine” his essential classic—and it is—but I return to “Moon and Sand” more than anything he ever recorded.  For one thing—though I know … Continue reading

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