“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.”
— Merry Browne
The real tragedy of Trayvon Martin is …
… he won’t be the last.
Until we have the courage to put down …
… our prejudices,
… our guns,
… and our self-righteousness.
And have the compassion to listen to those who …
… look different,
… think different,
… and act different than us.
This weekend’s gift of time … Spent a weekend camping with our children. Children, who I hope grow to be strong, courageous, and compassionate men and women – willing to listen more than they speak, give more than they take, and are benevolent to those who think differently.
Eric, thank you. Living two blocks from Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, our family is well-aware of racial tension and the horrible violence that is shattering the hearts of the families. Just two weeks ago, a 14-year old boy was shot down as he rode his bike home from a friend’s house. There has to be a solution to this madness…
I’m not sure if there’s any one big thing that will solve the problem, Natalie. But maybe there are many small things we can do.
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