Call to compassion

Our Calling to be Compassionate

Call to compassionIf you’re one of my American listeners it would be hard to have missed the recent events in Ferguson and New York that have reignited the discussion about race and poverty. There has been no shortage of opinions and outrage and it has been somewhat discouraging. I fear that in our need to be right Read more

pointing finger

On the Should-ers of Giants

judgmental pointing finger“I should really have the salad, but the burger looks so good. ”
“He should treat her like a queen.”
“She should lose weight.”

Should, should, should.

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Dalai Lama

Here Comes the Judge!

Dalai Lama quote about judgment

Do you judge? Or are you judgmental?

Wait, what? You mean there’s a difference? I submit to you there is, though we can use different words, if you’d like: discerning versus judgmental. Better?

Leon, a 40-something single, tells you he likes dating the young 20-somethings. You, Denise, a 50-something divorcee, thinks that’s gross and immature. What do you do? Read more

batter striking out

Strike One and You’re Out!

no second chance for this batter
As a middle aged, unmarried man it shouldn’t be very surprising that most of my friends and acquaintances are also middle aged and unmarried. That means I have a lot of friends doing the dating thing: online dating, singles bars, singles mixers, etc. One thing I notice quite often is how many of them abide by the “one strike and you’re out” rule. No second chances. I’m not convinced this is in their best interest when it comes to finding a good companion.
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