Golden Rule

On November 10, His Holiness Pope Francis addressed a Vatican symposium on nuclear disarmament.

Francis told his audience that nuclear weapons exist “in the service of a mentality of fear that affects not only the parties in conflict but the entire human race.”

Speaking to … Read More

“Mr. President, I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition. It is a national feeling of fear and frustration that could result in national suicide, and the end of everything that we Americans hold dear. It is a condition that … Read More

Maddi Runkles

“…if truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom…” – Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Maddi Runkles, an 18-year-old high school student with a 4.0 grade average, was not allowed to attend the graduation ceremony with her … Read More

What’s Your Tribe?

With all the fractiousness in the country – Right, Left, Alt-Right, Democrat, Republican, North, South, East, West, up, down – the nation is clearly living through challenging times.

How do we relate to one another with such diverse beliefs, cultures and goals? How can we … Read More

Make America Civil Again – Part 2

courtesy Dan Piraro, Bizarro.com

Waiting at a small regional airport for a connecting flight, I passed through the security area and am sitting in the lounge waiting for the plane to load when another passenger, carrying two large bags, approaches the security check point.

This … Read More

Hands down, my wife’s favorite movie – the one she watches till the end, no matter when it started – is Overboard; that over-the-top, can-see-the-ending-a-mile-away romantic comedy starring Goldie Hawn and real-life partner Kurt Russell.

Joanna Stayton (Hawn), is a wealthy, stuck-up, supremely bored … 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