Compassion

A Line of Awesomeness

With the continuing chaos coming out of Washington on an almost daily basis, we need re-acquaint ourselves with our better angels. This week, I offer three baseball stories.

This commentary is only 217 words, but it speaks volumes about civility and the simple human kindness … Read More

In Friday’s commentary (Right Message, Wrong Moment), I sided with Serena Williams’s point about a double standard that women are held more accountable for their bad behavior than men. I was wrong.

Near the end of this year’s women’s U.S. Open final, Williams … Read More

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Halfway through the comedy City Slickers, Curly – the irascible, tougher-than-leather cowboy played by tough guy Jack Palance – unexpectedly dies on the trail. At his burial, the cook offers this short admonition to the Almighty:

“Lord, we give you Curly. Read More

“He’s Our Role Model”

When a twenty-year old college student’s car broke down the night before he was to begin work at a new job, he immediately contacted friends for help, but no one was available.

After checking the mileage, Walter Carr realized it would take him about 7 … Read More

“Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.”

“Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird.” 

“It’s a plane.” 

“It’s Superman!” 

“Yes, it’s Superman, strange visitor from another planet who came to … Read More

Go and Do Likewise

“ ‘Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?’

“And he said, ‘He that showed mercy on him.’ Then said Jesus unto him, ‘Go and do thou likewise.’ ” – Luke 10:36-38, 21st Century King James BibleRead More

How do you handle an emergency?

What do you if you’re in the middle of a stage performance, medical staff are treating an audience member who has fallen ill, and the audience may be getting a little restless?

If you’re Tom Hanks, performing as the … Read More