The “Better Angels of Our Nature”

The “Better Angels of Our Nature”

Some things you must never stop refusing to bear. Injustice and courage and dishonor and shame. No matter how young you are or how old you have got. – William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust In this blog, I am adding to Faulkner’s suggestion that children, teens, and adults “must never stop refusing to bear” – to…Read More >>

The MASKS of Character

The MASKS of Character

In an article in “Psychcentral,” Therese J. Borchard writes: “While our coping strategies are as varied as our personalities, here are ten of the most typical masks we wear.  She suggests that we ask ourselves the question “which mask do you wear? the cool guy the humorist the overachiever the martyr the bully the control…Read More >>

There Is No Debating Civility

There Is No Debating Civility

I’m at Starbuck’s.  Mask on.  In line, six feet from the person in front and in back of me.  All wearing masks.  A young man enters—not wearing a mask.  The lady in back of me requests that he put on a mask.  His response, “F*** you lady” and takes off. About a week later, I…Read More >>

View More Recent Posts