One of the hallmarks of the U.S., ideally, is that we tolerate diversity of ideas. Because of this, we have a long-standing tradition of tolerating a variety of religions, ideas, beliefs, and lifestyles in our public life. We understand that not everyone agrees with what everyone else believes or thinks. And we believe, nonetheless, that… Continue reading Should We Tolerate Everything?
It is important to let yourself be a beginner. It's important that I let myself be one, too. But it is really hard. If you are anything like me, you have a bit of a perfectionist streak, and you want to get everything right and do everything well from the very beginning. Because of this,… Continue reading Let Yourself be a Beginner
I’ve been walking 10,000 steps a day for the last three and a half months, and it has brought more benefits to my life than I could have ever imagined. The Benefits of Walking Walking itself is a powerhouse movement that brings people all sorts of physical and mental benefits. Regular walkers have lower risk… Continue reading 10,000 Steps a Day for Three 1/2 Months: My Adventure
Dear Friends: This post is an update from Love is Stronger and about what I have been doing. As you probably know, I have been on a semi-FB break since mid-January. It has been really good. And I planned to come back on at the end of March. (I wrote about this here: Love is… Continue reading Update from Love is Stronger–What I’ve Been Doing
Dear All: About this time of year, I often take a social media break. I usually do so reluctantly, but it almost always turns out to be a good time of rest and reflection. So, I will be taking a break from posting until early March and will see you then. I wish you very… Continue reading Love is Stronger will be back in March
This post contains a poem I wrote the other day about What I am for. Recently I was thinking about how easy it is to live our life being against things and people. And it is certainly right to call out harmful things and bad behavior. After all, as MLK once said, "Injustice anywhere is… Continue reading What I am For: A Poem
This post is the most recent post in a series I am doing on my friends (and family!) who are doing cool things I want you to know about. You can read two other posts in this series here and here. In this post, I interview my friend, Justin Coutts. Justin blogs about and does… Continue reading What Celtic Spirituality Offers Us Today: An Interview With Justin Coutts
Should Congress impeach the President again? After the Capitol Attack this week, Congress immediately began discussing and then drafting articles of impeachment. Some people, horrified by the events at the Capitol, argue that Congress should impeach the President immediately. Others, some equally horrified and some not, suggest that impeaching the President a second time is… Continue reading Should Congress Impeach the President Again?
A Pro-Trump mob perpretrated a Capitol attack on Wedneday. They stormed the nation’s capitol, attempting to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s presidential win. Photo by Cameron Smith, courtesy of Unsplash Four people died in the protests, including a police officer, and several were arrested for carrying “unlicensed or prohibited firearms”. In addition, Reuters reports… Continue reading The Capitol Attack: We Have an Opportunity
You might be a person who loves setting New Year’s goals, and that practice might work very well for you. Awesome. On the other hand, you may be a person who frequently sets such goals, only to discard them a few weeks or month later. The whole process may make you feel like a failure,… Continue reading Instead of Setting New Year’s Goals