In Search of Unity

We were at the brink. We were staring into the abyss. Our fragile democracy seemed to be on the verge of shattering. The breach in our two hundred and forty-five year old experiment in governing appeared ruptured beyond rationality. Reason seemed to have dissolved. Disapproval had desended into violent dissention Then we saw. Our democracyContinue reading “In Search of Unity”

‘Tis the Season…to be Smarter

“At the end of the day, it is a lack of compassion.” Hospital Nurse in El Paso, Texas. The above observation from the El Paso hospital nurse appears in an online HuffPost article with the headline, “Our Health Care Heroes Are Getting Fed Up With Us.” The frustration stems from the millions of us whoContinue reading “‘Tis the Season…to be Smarter”

One Vote, One Person Does Matter

Were it not for Jannie Jones, it is possible that Joe Biden might not be President-Elect today. Who is Jannie Jones, you ask? She is not a pundit. She is not a powerful political operative. Jannie Jones is a 76-year-old church usher whose grandmother came to America aboard a slave ship. To understand Ms. Jones’Continue reading “One Vote, One Person Does Matter”

Carolina in the Morning

“Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning.” Gus Kahn, Lyricist, 1922 Sitting in a rocking chair painted Charleston Green, making it appear almost black, I am at peace. I am on my front porch, realizing why this architectual feature is so fundamental here in the South. It makes me wonderContinue reading “Carolina in the Morning”

Nuance: It is as Plain as Black and White

“Diversity doesn’t mean black and white only.” Henry Louis Gates, Historian “Life isn’t black and white. It’s a million gray areas.” Ridley Scott, Filmmaker If the title of this blog seems contradictory, it was meant to be. It is clear that nuance seems to be largely MIA in our polarized society today. If you areContinue reading “Nuance: It is as Plain as Black and White”

Communication Overload

There is a famous line from the 1967 movie, Cool Hand Luke, which starred Paul Newman. The line is, “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” What we’ve got in today’s world is not so much failure to communicate. What we’ve got is a superabudance in ways to communicate; a boundless magnitude of lightningContinue reading “Communication Overload”