Uganda’s New Anti-Gay Law: Part of a Broader Trend in Africa

Uganda’s New Anti-Gay Law: Part of a Broader Trend in Africa. We are so afraid of those who are different from ourselves that we feel the need to outlaw their behavior. A useful stance if we’re protecting children from molestation, or keeping intoxicants out of the hands of people who might hurt others under their […]

This Research Proves Your Brain Just Wasn’t Built for Junk Food, Porn, or the Internet

This Research Proves Your Brain Just Wasn’t Built for Junk Food, Porn, or the Internet. It’s a long article. Bring popcorn. But it’s worth a read. Greg Ciotti doesn’t argue that we shouldn’t engage in any of these things–just that we should be aware of how they affect our brains, so we can make choices […]

Britain’s “King of the Cat Burglars”

Peter Scott – Telegraph. Crime isn’t what I usually think of when I think of courage. But this guy certainly had some cajones. I think it’s his sheer audacity that I find intriguing. He broke into rich people’s houses or hotel rooms, and if discovered, he would brazenly announce, “it’s only me,” or “everything’s all […]

Courage to Forgive

When someone wrongs us, we get angry. It’s really that simple. The greater the wrong, the greater the anger. And it’s easy to hold onto anger. If we don’t make an effort to get rid of it, it remains. It festers. It grows. Anger becomes a desire for retribution, for vengeance. It turns into resentment, […]

The Ones Left Behind

On Veterans Day, I talked about service members’ courage. I could say similar things about other groups: firefighters, police, merchant sailors, guys who work offshore oil rigs. But I left out a group that’s critical to success for all of them. It takes courage to be a family member left at home. Maybe as much, […]