“It is an interesting feature of human psychology that, once we have found someone to blame, the quest for an explanation seems to come to an end.” – Andrew Hopkins This observation from Hopkins’ book “Failure to Learn,” is followed up with the idea that while blame is a common response when things go wrong, it […]
Being Trustworthy in a Polarized Time
Have we ever been in a more divided and polarized time? Getting the facts when all the news has to be filtered for implicit bias or intentional spin makes understanding the world around us more difficult than ever before. I hear reasonable people, smart people who I have a great deal of respect for, arguing […]
Post Election Perspective
2,983 Shades of Blue
“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.” – Virgil
The piece is called “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning.” Spencer Finch designed the installation and painted 2,983 watercolor squares by adding a drop of water to the original blue for each panel he created a unique shade to represent each of the unique victims who lost their lives. Like September 2001 in New York, the sky was blue on September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake. Lt. Joe Gliniewiczs’ shade of blue is both unique and shared by his law enforcement brotherhood; past, present and future.
Lessons From the Glass
Feared by the Flock, Hated by the Wolf
Character is the tree, reputation its shadow
Stoning the Gatekeepers
Police Use of Deadly Force: Should There be a Different Standard For Cops? The street and real life isn’t the classroom nor is it anything like the sterile environment of the court room where plenty of time, no risk and 20/20 hindsight leave plenty of time for second guessing decisions and scrutinizing mistakes that now with no emotion, no pushes, no shoves, no punches or kicks, no weapons shown nor bullets flying. – Fred T. Leland, Jr.
Bigotry, Political Correctness, Intolerance and Lynch Mobs
The comments made by Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson in a recent GQ article, followed by a tweet by media executive Justine Sacco have thrust the issues of bigotry, intolerance, political correctness and virtual internet lynch mobs to the forefront of public discussion. Amidst all of the passionate opinion on these issue I have found […]