Example of black-and-white framework being wrong

Heather Ravenstein is now unemployed, all because she thought she was doing her job. Ravenstein stopped a man who was trying to steal a $600 computer from the Kansas Walmart where she works Friday night and Saturday she was fired for breaking the store’s black and white rule about which employees can stop shoplifters. Yes, … More Example of black-and-white framework being wrong

Sifting through news and opinion so you don’t have to

There have been some good reports and essays out lately that I’d like to point God Blogging readers to. The first is an op-ed in today’s NY Times by Tenzin Gyatso, otherwise known as the 14th Dalai Lama (and author of numerous books!) In it, Gyatso points out the ever more important need for practitioners … More Sifting through news and opinion so you don’t have to

A challenge for us all: No negative words for 30 days

Sterling Swanson wants you to join her on a 30-day journey to positivity. The midday personality at the popular contemporary Christian Radio station K-LOVE, launched a 30-day no-whining campaign yesterday on air and on the station’s Face Book page. As of Monday afternoon, about 450 people had committed on Face Book to joining the 30-day … More A challenge for us all: No negative words for 30 days

Illustrative of yesterday’s point …

Remember what I said about the frontal lobe yesterday? Well, what could better illustrate researchers claim that the executive functions of the brain don’t develop until the late 20s than the story of the arrests of four “young immigration activists” at Sen. John McCain’s Tucson office. Here’s the kicker: They were protesting the paralysis around … More Illustrative of yesterday’s point …

The teacher and her oh-too-close relationship with a minor

I first learned of Empire High School English teacher Christine Elliot this morning at the gym, sweating away on the cross-trainer and reading the closed-captioned news story on the silent TV. Then I heard more details in the dentist’s chair an hour later and read even more a bit ago over on Ryn Gargulinski’s Dating … More The teacher and her oh-too-close relationship with a minor