No More Labels

There are three groups (at least) that really should be identified when considering the whole misogyny, predatory, superior male behavior confluence… There are those who have rarely, if ever, behaved inappropriately. Perhaps rare, but nonetheless, they exist and we dare not mistakenly lump them into the broader pool of our collective anger. The second groupContinue reading “No More Labels”

It’s all history; the good, the bad and the very ugly

Here’s a thought…At the risk of angering everyone, how about we keep all the historical statues… Yeah. That’s right. Destroying them won’t change the reason they exist; which, by the way, is where this discussion must inevitably go. So, take them out of the public places where they pay homage to some wrong minded once-upon-a-timeContinue reading “It’s all history; the good, the bad and the very ugly”

What you value, you measure

As a 2009 Cato Institute report put it, “Although Afghanistan has endured successive waves of Persian, Greek, Arab, Turk, Mongol, British, and Soviet invaders, no occupying power has ever successfully conquered it.”  That is why it is called The Graveyard of Empires. It’s worth noting how much the longest U.S. war in the country’s historyContinue reading “What you value, you measure”

Keep walking…

Listening to morning news…Wow. It’s so much simpler than this…There is a basic accessibility, invitation, and inclusivity in authentic faith. It doesn’t get caught in the limitations of religion, culture, gender, ethnicity, era, class, or any measure of worthiness and/or education. It rises above ignorance, prejudice and fear and recognize sameness, not division. It raisesContinue reading “Keep walking…”

“I don’t care…”

In the movie “The Fugative,” Dr. Richard Kimble: [Holding Gerard at gunpoint] I didn’t kill my wife! Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard: I don’t care!  That is exactly what I want from former FBI director Robert Mueller who was appointed to be the special counsel to oversee the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016Continue reading ““I don’t care…””

The Graveyard of Empires…

Folks, Afghanistan is called the “Graveyard of Empires” for a reason… Because of its very strategic location in Central Asia, many of the world’s greatest empires have tried but failed to capture it. Alexander the Great spent nearly 3 years trying to subdue it only to withdraw. The losses incurred and resistance faced are commonlyContinue reading “The Graveyard of Empires…”

“I know that pain…” An open letter to Simon.

Dear Simon, I read your latest blog and was extrememly moved… You see, I know that pain. My wife and I struggled for years, unsuccessfully trying to have a family. We came to marriage late, so we were already late to parenting. And while all and everyone around us, to us anyway, seemed to beContinue reading ““I know that pain…” An open letter to Simon.”