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Hanging Out With Dennis

I’ve never been the guy that people want to hang out with.  I’ve never been the person that people really want to confide in.  For the most part, I’ve been the guy on the outside of the group. 311 more words


Self Control Civility And Respect


Self Control Civility and Respect

Recently a government report stated that black preschool youth are expelled more often than non black youth. It was a topic on a talk show and an educator who called in stated that the youth lacked self control. 163 more words

Mentoring Articles

Guns and Drugs Do No Good... and Chicago Can Do Without Them.

Look, folks, the ATF and FBI and Chicago Police and First Responders can’t do all the work of prevention… so it is time for citizens to step up, speak up, and speak out, and do so every day, with as much force as it takes to counter what has been going on ever since the weather started to warm up around here. 1,170 more words


Where Did The Art of Civility Go?

It’s hard to make friends these days. People are so suspicious of strangers that it’s hard to strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know at the super market, or wherever. 565 more words


Lunch - "The Event"

There is a huge difference between how my wife, Jane, and I eat lunch. For me, lunch is about taking a break and eating.  For Jane it’s an event.  491 more words


Post 379: an understanding

Two posts on a reaction to Michelle Obama’s dress served an unexpected but good purpose: Two people on opposite sides of an issue came to the conclusion that we have more in common than not, that we can move on. 202 more words

Mystics with Tool Kits

My partner, James, is a man of few words. A man dis-inclined to effusive expressions. A man who doesn’t see much point in talking about the spiritual realm. 743 more words