Authority?

Human beings cringe when we hear the word law. We don’t embrace strict rules. Like Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, we much prefer guidelines or suggestions. Something designed into our very core causes us to automatically reject rules and those that would attempt to enforce those rules. You know what it is like,…

Shaping Our World

My family and I lived in Ghana, West Africa for several years. One of the many things that experience taught me is that a society must be viewed through a “cultural lens”. For example, in Ghana, when we arrived, it was practically taboo for a married couple to show physical affection in a public arena….

Platitudes

Platitudes.  We have all heard them.  We have all used them.  But what really do they mean? The word platitude is defined as a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.  Webster’s Dictionary goes on to shed more light on this word: …

Misguided Facebook Post

If we had been friends… Well, if we had been friends I would have counseled you not to. I would have told you not to go on social media and attack a lump of dirt. I would have reminded you that, after all, ultimately, that is what we all amount to.  One lump of dirt…