Category Archives: Encouragement

Social grace, in Washington

In a comical episode of military brass interacting with official Washington, four-star General Peter Chiarelli,  the #2 general in the U.S. Army, showed decency and good humor when White House official Valerie Jarrett mistook him for a waiter (because of … Continue reading

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Goodness: hockey crowd rescues 8-year old anthemist

Goodness overcomes.

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Obama”s appropriate Arizona mourning: “Make sure that we’re talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.”

President Obama’s speech at the Arizona memorial service struck the right tone, honored the victims beautifully, and avoided political shots.  Here’s the entire text. The strongest section: When a tragedy like this strikes, it is part of our nature to … Continue reading

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To veterans on their day: we honor you for your service

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My Redeemer Lives: “I can do all things”

This is the amazing story of the love of a father for a son and of the will to overcome anything that stands in your way. It may be what you need today to take a step forward.  It’s the … Continue reading

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An Example of Simple Civility

We all need more examples of public civility, so I think I’ll start collecting them. Here’s one in the category of simple civility; an exchange between a shopper and storekeeper in southern Calif.: I went to a Middle Eastern deli … Continue reading

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