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The Good Kid

I was in training a couple weeks ago and the story of Joseph came up as an object lesson.

I don’t presume to understand the Bible as much as I know I actually should. 600 more words


It’s been a rough couple of weeks but as I promised, I am using that experience to really think about how I can be more socially conscious and how I can help. 364 more words



“To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks a various language.” William Cullen Bryant

“America has always been a country of beautiful ideas and horrible behaviors.” Steven Almond… 1,412 more words

As It Happened

Man on the Moon

We all have an answer to where we were at the time of world-changing events in our lives. Today is one of those for many of us – the day, forty-nine years ago, that two American astronauts walked on Earth’s moon. 257 more words

Responsibility Day

As I contemplate exercising more agency in setting the direction of my life, I  am also examining my role in a global society and the U.S. 202 more words


Never Again Speak Their Name

When these obscene tragedies happen, one feels so devastated, and yet so powerless. But we are not. Here’s what I want to do.

To every mass shooter and terrorist, whether you used explosives or guns, whether you did it for ISIS or al-Qaeda, whether you wanted work-place revenge or dreamed of some twisted notoriety, here is what I want for you; 268 more words

Essays - Mine

We can do better...

Today’s LA Times editorial speaks to how there is a hardening of the heart in America. By that they mean that our leadership and many Americans are caring less about the we and more about the me. 266 more words