An American Failure: Confronting Urban Homelessness

Last week, while attending a conference in Nashville, Tennessee, I had a chance to walk around the downtown area. Traveling alone has always been something I’ve enjoyed. I can give myself permission to wander without any destination in mind — it’s a great way to get immersed in a new city. Without anyone else toContinue reading “An American Failure: Confronting Urban Homelessness”

Extremism, Compassion and Books

We live in a time of extremism. We are divided along fault lines of who we vote for, who we pray to (or don’t), what language we speak, who we are and who we love. In the news each day, I see people building walls and pulling triggers. We don’t even want to know theContinue reading “Extremism, Compassion and Books”

Etiquette in the Digital Age

Remember the good old days, when a gentleman remained standing until all of the ladies in a room were seated, when people removed their hats when coming inside, and when not leaving your calling card was considered a grave insult? Yeah, me neither. However, I do remember a time before the Internet was such aContinue reading “Etiquette in the Digital Age”