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:…

Listening to Those On the Other Side

Can you learn something from someone on the opposite side of an issue? Or, to put it another way: What would happen if people in our country chose not to demonize someone they disagree with, but listen to them? Really listen to them? Can a pacifist learn something from a lifelong member of the military?…