It has been an interesting week. Serendipities about writing and choices. First, I read Frank Britt’s article about how we write our own life stories and have the ability to change our paths. Then, Anne Mitchell wrote a comment in response, mentioning a Jeff Bezos idea that we are the sum of the choices we make.
I didn’t know Don Nakanishi. But, I wish I did. I received this morning a heads up that Don has passed away. I didn’t know anything about him, and so, I hit a link to read more. Here’s what I learned: When he arrived [on campus] in 1967, approximately 1,000 men (Yale was all-male until his junior
Here’s a personal story. There’s a particular old, white man with whom I’ve interacted casually a few times. He didn’t go to college and is very enthusiastic about Trump. He in the past has said things to me such as: “Trump is right about immigrants.” “Muslims want to kill us all. They should be kicked
Honestly, I today have struggled with this question: how to commemorate MLK, Jr. Day? It’s been a day of driving back from our ski vacation, unloading luggage, going to the gym, doing laundry, and preparing dinner. All today, I kept thinking whether I was doing “the right thing” to remember a very brave and revolutionary
I think there are powerful lessons prior generations can teach us. Here is a TED Talk from James White, Sr., as he recounts his experiences as a young serviceman looking to provide for, and protect, his family. I particularly like the lessons learned he has tried to teach to the next generation, his grandchildren. His
Tonight, I’ve been catching up on the news. It’s a bit disturbing. There are more articles about police officers, captured on video, who have violently and unjustifiably mistreated African-Americans (the arrest of Sandra Bland and her apparent subsequent suicide; and, the sentencing of a L.A. police officer, who was found guilty of assaulting a person, who later died). It made