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
Those who know me in person would be hard pressed to recall a time they’ve seen me without a small notebook in hand. In general, they look identical, but there are many of them. Some are filled up requiring a new start while others hit an abrupt end requiring a new start. Either way, there… Continue reading What is Not Seen?
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