A few “me too” thoughts for men to consider (in support of all my sisters)

What I’d like to do is to shine the spotlight on us as men. It’s not nearly enough for us to simply read about all these women who have been harassed and molested, and nod our silent support. Nowhere near enough. What’s needed is a grassroots movement of strong men demonstrating – unequivocally – that any harassment (innuendo, creepiness, objectification, suggestive comments, disrespect, explicit language) is unacceptable. This behavior is unacceptable for ourselves, and it’s unacceptable anywhere we have the awareness and the guts to say so. Continue reading A few “me too” thoughts for men to consider (in support of all my sisters)

For the Beauty of the Earth

It’s another beautiful Saturday here in Wake Forest. I’ve had this song floating around in my head – my spirit really – most of the morning. John Rutter’s “For the Beauty of the Earth.” For the beauty of the earth For the beauty of the skies For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies Over and around us lies Lord of … Continue reading For the Beauty of the Earth

what we MUST do in response to evil and darkness…

Darkness works by sucking more darkness, bitterness, hate, vitriol, evil, animus, revenge, hostility,  venom, rancor etc. into the black hole of malignancy. But we do not, we cannot, we will not defeat evil by responding to it in kind. The only effective intervention to end darkness is light. The only way to overcome fear is through love. The only way to effect positive change is via positive means. Continue reading what we MUST do in response to evil and darkness…