Compassion

Looking back on his life and presidency, George H. W. Bush made decisions consistent with specific ethical values. Here are seven illustrations.

1: Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last (Respect, Compassion) – Bush was always respectful. Even in the political fray, he never ridiculed or berated … Read More

“America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle.”      – George H.W. Bush, 41st U.S. President

There are people in our lives who, despite not personally knowing, cause you to feel connected to them. It comes through their words and their … Read More

Times of crisis call forth a leader among us who, through their compassion and wisdom, can help both comfort and unite.

Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers is doing just that by not only tending to the needs of his own community but offering a … Read More

In less than seven days we have seen: what has now grown to 15 pipe bombs delivered to top Democrats, actor Robert DeNiro and cable news network CNN by vocal Trump supporter Cesar Sayoc; a school shooting near Charlotte, North Carolina; white racist Gregory Bush … Read More

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