Beyond Inconvenient Truths

With apologies to the phrase-maker, we should all spend some time with “inconvenient” truths. Truth #1: The nation’s balance sheet is overloaded with debt. We owe $65,600 per capita, up 512% since 1990. The wealthy can shoulder the burden, but what about everybody...

Bees, Quail Disappear While Ticks Spread

The rabbit fit into the palm of my hand. It was stunned when I took it from the soft mouth of my Labrador Retriever; it invited rescue. I can recall other wild things that I have rescued, some reluctantly. Snakes lead the list. But this tiny bunny was right out of a...

Are There Answers?

Easter week in my faith tradition—Christianity—is rich with questions and necessary introspection. Jesus Christ is tortured, crucified, and resurrected. Power, the human intoxicant prevailed, at least until “the stone was moved back.” A more intense human drama,...

Does Choice Appeal to You?

Choice! It is simply hard to fathom a richly layered life without it. I can imagine some would enjoy always having to choose from no more than two alternatives, but not me. Indeed we have laws that lean hard against monopoly (a single provider), duopoly (two...

Awaken to Woke

“Pride makes us artificial; humility makes us real.” Thomas Merton Or, to put it another way: camera on: artificial; camera off: possibility. At least possibility can yield to humility and the real self. We are now in the “Woke” era. Woke, in part, is defined as...