St. Paul native Cindy Traxler's most recently published book, "Fried Chicken, Watermelon, and You," confronts the social norms and practices that have weakened the African-American community to deadly measures. The inspiration for the book was sparked when Traxler's mother began to go blind as the result of Type 2 Diabetes.
My niece Shanna, and her husband, Jarod, entered into that beautiful union on Saturday, April 5. It was my honor and privilege to lead them through the marriage vows. On that day, two souls became one. As I prepared for this grand and auspicious occasion, my mind could not help but reflect on what does it mean for two to be one. Where does this oneness come from?