Boy, we are in a time of great dissension! So much argument. So much anger. So much pain. I'm someone who greatly dislikes contention and argument. I feel it in my chest. A tightness, a blocking off. I feel I have to defend myself— and my views (which I take as a part of myself. … Continue reading Trying to shift from defense to curiosity
I feel fear swirling around with these autumn leaves as we all think of what this week might bring. Here's my advice for all of us: Remember to breathe. Both in AND out.Remember you have friends, family—people you love— who will be upset with the outcome. Be compassionate. With them. With yourself—because you might be … Continue reading My advice for this week of U.S. elections: 8 short suggestions
After reading many, many Facebook posts lately - especially in the last week or so - I've figured out the algorithm of how to use a mere comment on Facebook to change someone's mind. I'll show you my answer. Yes, right here at the beginning of my blog. You won't have to read much at all. … Continue reading How to use a Facebook comment to change someone’s opinion
If you are brave and read comments after articles on the internet, you see a lot of people calling each other "hypocrite." You yourself might have - once or twice in your lifetime - called someone a hypocrite. Or maybe you're one to think it without saying it out loud. And someone might have even … Continue reading Hey, Hypocrite!
So, you might ask, how is "a climate so charged with disagreement" (as a friend described it this morning) helping make me a better person? Well, it's an answer eight years in the making. Eight years ago, after Barak Obama was elected President of the United State of America, I started receiving very critical, … Continue reading How politics and the Internet and Facebook are making me a better person (yes, really!)
I want to judge Donald Trump.
But I also realize that in judging him, I judge myself