• wisdom,  Wisdom Reflection Book

    It’s Week 5 of 2017

    Are there any wise people left? I decided to peek inside my book, A Year of Wisdom Reflections: Contemplating the art of being wise, to see what I had written about in the week 5 devotional. This is the scripture reference: Wisdom is radiant and unfading and she is easily discerned by those who love her, and is found by those who seek her. She hastens to make herself known to those who desire her. [Wisdom 6:12-13, NRSV] In the book, one of my thoughts on that passage was, “Why, on any given day, in any given stressful situation, does wisdom seem so elusive?” When I look around at current events in…

  • activism,  change,  politics,  wisdom

    United States of Luddites

    One Nation Gripped by Fear of Change The U.S. Election on November 8th resulted in an almost 50-50 split between Americans who voted (I don’t know which side the 90+ million eligible voters who didn’t vote would prefer since they didn’t care enough to participate in the election). The divide has some interesting demographics: country v. city educated v. uneducated men v. women whites v. everyone else old v. young In looking at the polling data, I finally decided the biggest divide was between those who long for the good old days (which never really existed) and those who long for a future filled with innovation. One side wants to cling to…