Why Hatred is More Complex and Troubling Than We Realize

Why do bad people do bad things? The easy answer is "They're bad people." Someone once posted a pie chart of the reasons for the American Civil War. The majority said, "Slavery." The other little slice? "Slavery." The person who posted it commented, "Just in case any of you [expletive deleted] still think the Civil … Continue reading Why Hatred is More Complex and Troubling Than We Realize

Agree to Disagree. For Just One Moment.

I wasn't originally going to write about the shooting in Orlando because, well, I had nothing new or insightful to say. It was horrible and tragic, and I pray for recovery and justice. But other than that, everything I would have written had already been said. All the political angles were already being dissected. I … Continue reading Agree to Disagree. For Just One Moment.

Hushed

It’s quiet, too quiet. What’s happened to sound? It is hushed, it was hushed when the flesh hit the ground. No noise of loud toys, no play-pony’s hoofbeat. No clatter, no patter of wee little feet. The hustle, the bustle, the creaks of the chairs, The stomping, the tromping, of sneakers on stairs, The singing … Continue reading Hushed