Get it Right: This is Not Politics or Optics

As a child I lived on base. We stopped and turned in the direction of the flag every night at dusk, whether it was in view or not. We stood silently as Taps played. We honored the flag, all it represents, and all who serve.
That said, I don’t understand what all the fuss is about.


What do you fear you could endure?

What is your biggest fear? There’s an interesting question for someone who struggles with anxiety. My mind immediately jumps to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inaugural address:  “…let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts…“  It turns out,…

My 3-Panel Picture of Friendship

Friendship.  I’ve spent the better part of this week thinking about that word, and I’ve discovered that for me, it brings up 3 very distinct lines of thought.    On Intimate Strangers I used to say I was an extroverted introvert. A social butterfly who’d rather be, and sometimes is, a fly on the wall.    In…