Society

The Cherry Tree Story

ā€œI cannot tell a lie- I cut down the cherry tree.ā€ Although we have treasured this childhood story, there is no evidence this was ever uttered by George Washington. The important moral of this tale was to teach us that respected leaders do two things: They tell the truth. They admit their mistakes. These qualities… Continue reading The Cherry Tree Story

Life Adventures, Philosophy

Should you forgive those who do not ask for forgiveness?

As a young teen raised in the Christian religion, I asked my mother deep questions in my understanding of life. I remember asking her if one should forgive a person who does not ask for forgiveness. Her response was quick, and replied that Jesus instructed us to forgive others not seven times, but seventy times… Continue reading Should you forgive those who do not ask for forgiveness?

Adoption

The Graduation

Draped in black robes, the Class of ā€˜80 waited their turn to be called by the dean. The air was strangely cool, but the weather of southern Indiana was always unpredictable. I scanned for my parents. Iā€™m sure they were proud of me. After all, they had paid for most of my education. This was… Continue reading The Graduation