Careful with Your Words

I believe the purpose of communication is to develop understanding and acceptance of the other person, even though we may strongly disagree with their position on a given subject. We don’t need to follow the example of many of our public figures who demean or smear the reputation or character of another person because they have political differences.  Be very careful about “judging” a person because they are a “liberal” or “conservative.” Let’s try to discuss the issues and not attack the character of the one with the opposing view. […]

Proactive Living

I awoke from an afternoon nap recently with a startling awareness about living and dying. I was wide awake and aware that I was alive but something deep within my consciousness told me I am going to die.  This was not a premonition about an accident or illness that was going to take my life in the near future but a reminder that my death, however that may come about, is a reality I must learn to reconcile in the way I go about living. People who know me well […]