How Do We Change the World? (ARK)

If you live in America, the temperature in the air is both fragile and hostile. Everywhere I go, I feel it. There is a low level anxiety about. Facebook seems to be the place where the common person is either a. avoiding anything controversial while continuing to post happy photos of family life and the item they are attempting to sell (which seems odd and ostrich-like) or b. taking a stand on the many issues at hand (which, good or bad, can make you see your “friends” in a whole new light) . The former motto “Never talk about politics”…

The “Wave”

A few weeks ago, I was driving home and a teenage boy walking his dog waved at me. Did I know this boy? Nope. I’d never seen him before. I didn’t know the boy’s name or what home he lives in around our neighborhood. I’d never had a conversation with him or pet his dog. Yet, he thoughtfully lifted his head and gave me a wave as I drove by. Fifteen years ago, when I first moved to the southern part of the United States, this type of gesture totally surprised me. I’d think, “Do I know that person? Why…