the good the bad and the beautiful

Always, without exception, our world is a mixture of the beautiful and the horrific. I commonly see both child molestation and the wide eyed wonder of children's innocence; the joy of a wedding and the pain of a divorce; the miracle of birth in one hospital room and the premature death of a loved one... Continue Reading →

Social Distancing (SD101)

This "social distancing" (SD) thing is one of the greatest inventions of mankind, right up there in company with toilet paper and chocolate covered oreos and paper books. Don't be fooled though, it is not a new thing anymore than country music was when Waylon and Willie and Hank Jr. made it cool in the... Continue Reading →

Never Give Up.

What is it like to be unfamiliar with the warm security of the love of a fellow human? I can’t say for sure, but I imagine it to be like an arctic tundra: cold, barren, non-nourishing, and no particular points of interest. Except worse. No hope of a home somewhere offering relief. Ever felt like... Continue Reading →

Apology part 2

I had a dream last night. As I said in my last post, what I am calling the "Hendrix Incident" left my conscience singed from the moment I saw the countenances and body language of students leaving the classroom. I struggled over the next couple of days and then after processing it fully, determined to... Continue Reading →

My Sincere Apology

For some time, I have been teaching, coaching, and mediating to help people with conflict resolution. It is easily my favorite service that I offer professionally. I envision a world where different religions, skin tones, and political opponents treat one another with the love and respect that all humans deserve, and I do everything I... Continue Reading →

. . . enemies. . .

I resolve. I've never been the enemy of New Year's Resolutions that some people are. My Dad was vocal about his dislike of this tradition: "You say you're going to do something and then you don't. If you really cared that much about it, you wouldn't put it off till January 1." From his perspective,... Continue Reading →

the unloved

What is it like to be unfamiliar with the warm security of the love of a fellow human? I can't say for sure, but I imagine it to be like an arctic tundra: cold, barren, non-nourishing, and no particular points of interest. Except worse. No hope of a home somewhere offering relief. Ever felt like... Continue Reading →

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