We live in such uncivilized times, don't we? I'm beginning to really despise the way social media have become a bully pulpit for uncivilized discourse. The politics of today are really shameful. Not that politics has ever been clean, but today so much is acceptable that would have been called out at . . .
So 2016 is drawing to a close and a fresh new year is on the horizon. Today is reader participation day. Tell us your hopes and dreams. The first things that come to mind when you read this--- but NOT POLITICAL. You can have hopes and dreams for the new year -- or for the rest of your life. They . . .
I keep hoping that if we all just concentrate on being kind and doing kindnesses, including random acts of kindness, we'll counteract some of the nastiness that we see all around us this season. That's what I hope, anyway. I love random acts of kindness. You know, the stuff you do without any big . . .