• Although “the slap heard round the world” pales in comparison to “the shot heard round the world” (1775), it made a big enough sound (or splash in the news cycle), that it may be worth taking a moment for reflection.

     

    I’m referring, of course, to Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars’ ceremony when...


  • If you ever beat yourself up with condemnation, join the club. Here are a few thoughts to help guide us when we want to change our “I’m a worm” mentality… 


  • I could be wrong, but it seems like Americans are getting along a little better these days. Of course, if we’ve been at a minus ten on a scale of civility and respect, even a minus five is progress. So, let’s be optimistic and say we’re at a minus three. But, still, that’s progress.

     

    What has inspired Americans to tone down the infighting, bickering, and hostilities? A common...