Shame and grace

Shame and grace

Why do we look down on people trying to get better? I sense this attitude all around me, and truth be told, I’m not immune to it. We all do it sometimes, and it should be to our shame. If you don’t believe me, turn on your TV. You’ll find shows such...

Trash talk

My city currently finds itself in the midst of a garbage crisis. An unfortunate and mostly preventable series of events has led to increasingly terrible service over the past four years, and now when I put my bins at the curb, I wonder how long they’ll stay...

It’s about me

This morning I read an op-ed written by the daughter of someone famous. She began the piece with an anecdote from her childhood and built her argument from there. The piece was well written, thoughtful, and I believed, completely appropriate. Once again I made the...

Love what matters

When my son was little, I often took him with me to visit my grandmother in the hospital. Once when a custodian came into the room, my curious three-year-old wanted to know what that person was doing. I explained that she helped keep the hospital clean. Curious Boy...

Baggage claims

In the flurry of activity following the announcement of Brian Flores’ lawsuit against the NFL, I made the mistake of reading the comments that followed several of the articles. Yes, I know better, but I did it anyway. Unfortunately. Here we are in 2022 and...