This is It

This is It and I am It and You are It and so is That and He is It and She is It and It is It and That is That.  – James Broughton These are conflicted times.  It’s easy to lose ourselves in the maze of social and mainstream media, to become disoriented by … More This is It

Tools for Truth & Action that Matters

“In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and nothing was true… The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic … More Tools for Truth & Action that Matters

Pass the Mic

How do we empower the people we call the voiceless?  Pass the mic.  – Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl.com, June 2016  panel at the White House’s United State of Women Summit An editorial piece by Lionel Shriver caught my eye in the Tampa Bay Times this morning.  Not familiar with Shriver’s work or immediately with the … More Pass the Mic

Played for Fools

I’m well aware that we have a very human tendency to think we’re being open minded when we’re mostly supporting our own existing world views.  Buster Bensen did a great piece on the issue of cognitive bias over on Better Humans recently and even provided a handy “cheat sheet” for improved self-awareness. But even with … More Played for Fools

An Epiphany on Race

Yesterday afternoon I accidentally cut off another shopper with my cart on the way out of the store. I took my own advice about better connecting with people, looked directly at her, smiled apologetically and said, “I’m sorry!” The woman gave me an unmistakable glare of disapproval and stalked past me without a word and out the … More An Epiphany on Race