Logs, Crocodiles, Proverbs, and Born Again!
Working among the Bambara people of Mali I discovered a new appreciation for proverbs. They have one for so many dimensions of life. One of my favorite is, ‘No matter how long a log floats on the river, it can never become a crocodile.” When I asked what does that mean, I was told, it […]Read more
Forgiveness! No political roots.
An interesting conversation, actually an emotional conversation with someone that I had just met produced an interesting take on forgiveness. “I guess I am just forgiving because I am a democrat.” Seriously, that is an exact quote from a conversation I had with someone yesterday. Now I am not suggesting that a democrat cannot forgive, […]Read more
POLITICS IS . . .well, it is politics!
Growing up it was not unusual to hear, “You don’t talk politics and religion.” The point seemed to be that those two subjects can be very inflammatory, and after all everyone has their own point of view. It is interesting to watch. I studied history in college, and I remember that it was a Republican […]Read more