You Represent the Middle, and You’re Not Alone

Extremes sell. Conflict sells. Division creates interest. When I studied English Literature at the University of Oklahoma, we learned a lot about the movements of a story. The story arc creates a good story, by not neglecting some essential elements: Late last year, I started writing my first novel. It caused me to remember someContinue reading “You Represent the Middle, and You’re Not Alone”

McDonalds, Benevolent Dictators and World Peace

‘Countries with McDonald’s within their borders do not go to war with other countries with McDonalds within their borders.’ – and other things that are no longer true.

Increased Tribalism is Not the Answer

Red vs Blue.
Divisions by race, gender, education, or vaccination status. Are you in my tribe, or are you against me. This is no way to live.

A Call to Action, Not Activism

Our world is filled with calls to action. Many people seem to have the perfect idea of how to solve all the world’s problems. We are called to change for social and racial injustice. We are called to change to prevent a climate catastrophe. What many of these calls have in common is they seek to generalize the problem in order to bring the problem into the lives of everyone. These problems are something we should all care about.

The Sanctity of Human Life and the Limits of Human Compassion

We are “salt and light” and that doesn’t happen with our votes or with our likes, it happens with our hands, our feet and our voices.

Distracted, Divided, Dependent

Someone wants you distracted. Someone wants you divided. Someone wants you dependent. You have a choice.

Mass Shootings are Evil

Mass shootings are one expression of evil in our society today. This evil impacts the lives of all involved. We can help fight it or contribute to it.