Having just finished Team of Rivals by Delores Kearns Goodwin, I watched the 2012 Spielberg film Lincoln. There is a specific line in there that captures the essence of Lincoln's presidency and offers us a great perspective.
A somewhat short story that I don't want to get into right now (your imagination can fill in those details) was the cause of a desire to paint some rocks. So there I was, trying to paint an intricate design of Yggdrasil (click on the link for an image and description) on a rock. Much … Continue reading Painting Outside the Lines
Why can't your every day living arrangement look like your ideal get-away place?
No-one ever built a statue of a critic.David Nicholls While I am not one who desires to be someone who people will want to erect a statue, I cannot say that I don't pursue to be someone like that. As a stoic, I understand that even statues will crumble, fall, and eventually be forgotten. Yet … Continue reading For Those of Whom We Build Statues
Too often in my life I have generalized rather than individualized an outcome or an event, and I learned recently that these actions are much more racist than anti-racist. We seem to be guilty of this behavior most when an outcome or event does not include our group or tribe. Take the killing of George … Continue reading Generalizing and Individualizing