Dona Nobis Pacem: Grant Us Peace
Ha! I wrote this sentence 3 years ago when a period of “polarizing events” seemed an aberration.
Especially in light of so many polarizing events in 2014, I’m featuring this little story, retold from my teacher, Ethel, who was, herself, retelling it.
A Parable about Peace
A child asked at bedtime, “Mommy why is there war? Why can’t there be peace in the world?”
Continue reading Peace & Harmony (3 part)
A sampling — a sliver, really — of outrage from my Facebook feed.
- Why aren’t you outraged every single day?
- This should outrage everyone who reads it.
- Where’s the outrage about this guy??
- After a week of constant outrage and fear, I’m physically and emotionally ill.
- Study Finds People Are Morally Outraged by Those Who Decide Not to Have Kids
- Anti-pot billboards’ awkward race commentary sparks outrage
- Outrage As White Teacher Tells Black Student Her African Themed Prom Dress Is Too Tacky!
- Vanity Fair outrage: Michelle Obama, not Melania Trump, makes International Best Dressed List and…
- Stop Pretending to Be Outraged by Kathy Griffin’s Gross Video
Besides social media exposures to outrage, there are also real life exposures to outrage. I can’t remember a time of so much outrage. Can you?
We’re Being Played
The Internet has elevated an old currency to an unprecedented level of importance: our attention. Continue reading Sacrificing Our Outrage
With St Patrick’s Day upon us, I know this weekend is about all things Irish, but I want to share a Chinese proverb.
Once there was a poor farmer. He was able to grow just enough to feed his family. One day his horse ran away.
“BAD LUCK!” the neighbors cried. “Now you won’t be able to work the fields.”
The farmer shrugged. “Good luck, bad luck — who knows?”
Continue reading Good Luck, Bad Luck, Who Knows?