A challenge for the new year

Recently, I caught a glimpse of a back-and-forth twitter fight, the kind that seems so common these days. Someone had posted a picture of a prominent congresswoman dining out with her boyfriend. The picture had the man's feet circled, so that the commenter could make fun of them. The congresswoman shot back, questioning the other…

Three for Thursday

It’s Thursday, which seems like a good day to share some things I’ve recently enjoyed, learned from, or appreciated. Al Nixon. Courtesy of the Good News section in The Week, I came across Al’s story. For several years now, Al has watched the sunrise at a park overlooking Tampa Bay. He has become such a…

An Unlikely Friendship

In my previous post, I looked at the importance of listening to those we disagree with. For many, that's not high on the list of priorities. That's understandable; it's hard to listen to someone who has a completely different take on an issue of great importance to us. But I think it's important to remember:…