“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
Memorial Day has become somewhat convoluted in our culture. Instead of maintaining its original purpose, it has become the unofficial kick-off to summer and, to a less extent, a day to honor all veterans. As much as I love a good cookout and do honor those who have served, respectfully, that’s not the purpose of […]
The saying is “There’s no such thing as an ex-Marine.” I’ve had the privilege of knowing several retired Marines, but I’ve never met an ex-Marine. Major “Fox” Sinke proved that saying true when he went to stand guard at the National War Memorial in Canada where Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was killed on October 22. You […]
Sometimes we say to those who have lost and are hurting, “I can’t imagine.” I think that’s an unwise and potentially hurtful thing to say. We can’t empathize unless we try to imagine, try to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. Is imagining and empathizing the same thing as the actual experience? Of course not. […]
We set aside these days like Veterans Day and Memorial Day to express our gratitude to the men and women who sacrificed so much to keep us secure. But one day of thanks isn’t really enough, is it? I’d like to highlight a few veterans and tributes, realizing they represent only a small portion of […]
A while back. I wrote a lot about the importance of story, particularly in communicating values and connecting with people. The concept of story as a way for people to connect and understand one another is important, and projects like StoryCorps help facilitate these connecting stories. Stories can also help to correct misunderstands and misperceptions […]
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