Why Can’t We All Just Get Along

*Published in the Sun-Times Beacon News on August 26th, 2012One lesson I’ve learned in nearly four decades of being alive is that it’s never actually about the neighbor’s dog pooping in your yard. By that, I mean, there is always something deeper and more complex at play than what is visible on the surface. I […]

Tradition Should Never Impede Progress

A friend of mine spent 26 years with a state police agency from which she retired as a captain. During one of our conversations she jokingly described her organization as “85 years of tradition unhampered by progress”. Knowing the sense of pride she has for the agency she spent the majority of her adult life, […]