Connecting the Dots

My grandfather had a wonderful, old, southern expression, “You could have knocked me over with a feather.” Richly descriptive, he used that twist of phrase to describe those moments when he was flabbergasted by the incredulous. I have to admit that, as I get to an age when I feel as though I should be able to say, “I’ve seen… Continue reading

The Sacred Versus the Profane–Not Always What You Think

A few weeks ago I saw a StoryCorps vehicle and wondered what it was. I just listened to Dave Isay’s TED talk below. Now I know. Two people come together for an interview, an authentic, simple, pure conversation for about an hour that is recorded by a facilitator. Each participant is given a copy, and a copy is permanently archived… Continue reading

The Art of the Fauxpology

First, I want to express my sincere admiration for Jeffrey Hoffman, the executive director of BJUnity, and all of that organization’s board members. They succeeded in piercing the arrogance of Bob Jones III and holding him to account for his bullying hate speech. Hats off to BJUnity! But I’m taking a harder line than these kind-hearted, good-spirited people. You see,… Continue reading