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”

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.

Distracted, Divided, Dependent

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

We Need and Have a Better Hope

Hope is an important word, with an important meaning behind it. When I was in counselor training, one of the worst problems you would ever find was a lack of hope. When people have lost hope, then it impacts their capability to deal with all their problems, no matter the severity. Hope allows us to come back from terrible tragedies. It allows sport’s teams to pull off incredible upsets. Hope can provide a path out of some very dark places.

No Community

This is not a post primarily about Covid, lockdowns and political decisions. It is a post about the impact of those decisions and others on a society. One definition of a society is “The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals.” There are a couple of key words in that definition,Continue reading “No Community”

One Vote Away by Ted Cruz – Book Review

Mr. Cruz does an excellent job breaking down the complex issues in order to help the reader understand the cases and perspectives of the opposing sides. If you would like to know more about the importance of every Justice and every vote on the Supreme Court, I recommend you give One Vote Away a try.