Compassion

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Twenty-five years before the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, an incident took place that squarely placed the issue of slavery before the public and the courts.

In 1839, … Read More

With all the noise in the world – much of it negative – it seems pretty clear that change is necessary and it begins with each of us.

When religious historian Karen Armstrong discussed a long desired wish for a better world at a TED … Read More

More Like Alex

Last August, the world was shocked and outraged at the tragedy that has become Alepo, Syria. However, it was the image of a dust and blood-covered Syrian boy, Omran Daqneesh, that crystallized the true cost of war.

Although Omran’s older brother Ali died of his … Read More

#GratiTour

My friend and trainer, Steve Gordon, was all set to have an incredible trip with his two daughters to New York City for a family reunion, but misfortune steered them in another direction.

Cassandra and Jaz Gordon delivering goods to the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission… Read More

While the results of Tuesday night’s stunning upset – by a man who has never served an elected office – will be analyzed and parsed for months and years to come, here are some observations, both general and ethical.

– The vast majority of pollsters … Read More

For the past sixteen months there has been a lot of talk that America has lost its way; that we are weak; that we have somehow, lost our greatness.

If that is true, then why do so many want to come to this country, attend … Read More

Ahhhhhh… the cool mountain air, a calm… ripple… of water peacefully moving over the lake.

Oh… it’s you!

While on summer break, I thought I’d offer a few links to commentaries that garnered the most attention by readers over the past seven months.

First place, … Read More