Why Makers Are Better Consumers

This Friday I took some of my friends to my favorite entertainment in Atlanta – the Shakespeare Tavern – for a performance of William Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew. The Atlanta Shakespeare company made me cackle intensely enough to probably […]

Game of Thrones Philosophy Breakdown: S7E3 “The Queen’s Justice” – Power, Faith vs. Skepticism, and Restorative vs. Punitive Justice

*SPOILER ALERT FOR GAME OF THRONES, OBVIOUSLY. Don’t listen to this if you haven’t watched the show!* I feel like the only real way to honor this episode is to keep the introductions short. This is Game of Thrones Philosophy Breakdown. It’s […]

Sincere Speech Takes Practice

We are terrified of heartfelt statements. Expressing love. Giving blessing. Calling people to action. Condemning or praising actions. For these most important parts of communication life, saying what we really want to say means being vulnerable. It’s understandable. So many heartfelt […]

The Shards in the Path

Each day I walk the leaf-lined trail Of a bright green park in a shady vale But broken glass strews in my path   Each shard I gather as I pass And despair each day that broken glass Should still infest my garden path   […]