Fear of Death….

Everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die to get there. I first heard the above quote many years ago but have never tried to learn its source. I looked it up and here is what I found:    According to research by quote maven and Oxford English Dictionary contributor Barry Popik, the earliest verifiable use of this insightful saying seems to be as a … Continue reading Fear of Death….

Listening….

Actually listening to someone is an art form which seems to be lost in our country if not the whole world. One of the definitions of the word “listening” is  the act of hearing attentively. In other words it means hearing and giving some credence to what is being said.

It seems that so many in this world, particularly in our political conversations just don’t listen. When we talk politics with each other it is usually two one-way conversations. Like two ships passing in the night the is little awareness of what is being said. It seems that when I get into political conservations on this blog I receive a number of belligerent comments from the other side of the political spectrum. They often have a long litany of reasons why I am wrong about how I see the world. Continue reading “Listening….”