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A Tribute to Barbara Bush

I’m very lucky that I got to meet Barbara Bush. She was just as everyone is describing. She was no-nonsense and warm. She was gracious, but you knew instantly that she didn’t suffer fools for a minute. 559 more words

About Life In General

Blaming Trump is part of the problem

The Atlantic tells us that “Trump is making everyone a little like him.”

I disagree. Notice the headline’s passive voice. President Donald Trump isn’t making us do anything. 448 more words

The Importance of Civility in Public Debate

In the hubbub of our busy lives, we often forget the value of common courtesy and how we express our actions towards our peers. It seems as if public citizens and political leaders are only protecting themselves and their reputation. 926 more words

CAN WE AGREE TO DISAGREE?

Can we agree to disagree? That is the question posed by Gracie Bond Staples in the Atlanta Journal Constitution last week. Quoting Wes Parham, and organizational analyst, she suggested that the “hater mindset… (is) taking hold of the country, creating virtual echo chambers that confirm our biases rather than challenge them.” This way of thinking prefers “to dismiss any views that are contrary to their own.” 433 more words

Honor

Wherefore the Lord God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the Lord saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. 137 more words

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S RULES OF CIVILITY DOC

George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in company and conversation Five years ago, three friends and I set out to read some of the “great books” – or those works of literature which would merit re-reading several times over the Rules of Civility: A Novel on Amazon. 484 more words

Lore

This is exactly why I have never supported the Democrats.

I saw this article on Facebook. It’s about why the Democrats have a hard time getting conservatives/Republicans, particularly conservatives opposed to Trump, to join them. My state has a late primary, and before the 206 primary, I had been intent on voting for Ben Carson because I knew from reading his works and life story that he was calm, reasonable, and logical. 212 more words