For New Year, Will You Choose Life or Decay?

Ethics has to do with choosing – what we choose, how we choose, why we choose. From the simplest of decisions about daily behaviors to the most comprehensive choices of ideologies that frame our understandings of the world, those choices set the trajectory of...

Proverbs: A Great Source for Little Threads of Life

Life looks big. That’s the first thing we learn as children, and some carry that perception with them through every significant stage of life. Our point of view in childhood is mostly at knees and ankles. We look up, craning our necks to look into eyes that are...

Teaching Your Princess to Make Responsible Choices

As father to a daughter and husband to a woman who has long believed in female empowerment, I am very cognizant of the “princess culture” believed to be perpetuated by corporations like Disney. The idea is that from an early age, little girls are inundated...

Choose Now. Which Side of History Will You Be On?

Recent conversations and commentary have included the intriguing observation that positions taken and decisions made often reflect a desire to be on “the right side of history.” Coming as it did on the heels of a hotly contested election, the devastation...