Can we talk? No, really talk. The issue may be more emotional than any mandate or “frank” discussion can address.
At the core of much that ails us is a profound question that has been largely ignored.
On Christmas day, the world lost one of the giants of the ecology and climate field. Dr. Tom Lovejoy managed to unite his many years of rigorous scientific research on biodiversity with climate activism, while giving back to his family and friends. I was inspired by both his work and his friendship.
As we near the end of the year, there is reason to reflect on other times of hardship and dislocation. We have reasons to seek perspective and to ponder, with gratitude, the many people today who are seeking to find the humanity in our unresolved problems.
As America mourns the death of former Senator Bob Dole, he is now counted among the recent passing of other giants of an earlier time. Though gone, they still tell us much about what has changed in our hyper-politicized country and what we should aspire to.
Sunday, November 14, was the 125th anniversary of Mamie Eisenhower’s birth. She was her own person, as well as an Army wife and First Lady, a devoted grandmother and a never-ending source of love and support to her husband General and later President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
A joyride ride in the countryside poses the biggest question that faces this nation.
It is never too late to learn that joy can be found in small things.
When it’s time to clean out your closets, you will be confronted with what you forgot to remember.