Life’s best teacher: empathy

How can we relate to others, so that we share in their experiences without oversimplifying or over-identifying with what the other person shares? Personal stories are unique, individually lived and crafted. We may have similar stories and experiences.  And we are often connected through patterns, routines, retraced steps, interactions…the “Etch A Sketch” of life. But…

Pursuit

Pursue the thing that moves you. Don’t limit its ambition, or cover its brilliance. Let your dreams flame a constant fire within you, and let your visions be the edge — the uncommon and unmistakable quality — that others notice; that you cannot shake. And when your long-term hopes fade as embers, push through. Because…

“A distinction without a difference:” Bostic v. Dunbar

Winter, 1995. A 16 year-old teenager named Bobby Bostic had committed a series of armed robberies in his neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri. Bostic and his friend, Donald Hutson (18 at the time), held victims at gunpoint during a neighborhood Christmas donations drive. They took violent advantage of their community’s kindheartedness…all for what would probably…

Love in years

Valentine’s Day came and left and I totally missed posting about one of the most celebrated(?) holidays of the year 😉. Now that it’s March, this post should be way out of date. But this year I was reminded of the people that I love and the things that I love the most, and that’s timeless. Here…