A Thought Exercise, Part 2

A group of men are waiting outside a conference room before the hour. The highest ranking military member is a mid-grade officer; the highest ranking civilian member outranks him. There is good-natured conversation, but the language becomes… colorful. Opposite the conference room in the hall are vending machines. The men make way when a woman… Continue reading A Thought Exercise, Part 2


Post: “It is winter.”Other hemisphere replies,“You’re an idiot!” Can you speak without attaching your own thoughts, circumstances, and biases, which are a natural result of your entire life’s experiences? Can you listen without doing the same? Is it someone’s role to understand the other’s frame of reference and to be accommodating? Is it ultimately important… Continue reading Perspective