Post Tagged with: "civility"

The oil spill could be perceived as an opportunity. . . Couldn't it?

The blame game has taken over the news media again.  Perhaps it’s always been this way or maybe it’s just because the media is every where now and we get instant 24/7 feedback.  But to be an official in these times, from the president on down, means the opposition will […]

By June 5, 2010 33 comments Karen's Musings

Memorial Day week end feels like the real beginning of summer.

And our weather here in MN feels like summer too.  It’s rather nice, actually.  When we left Naples a few days ago the weather was hovering near 90 every day so having it in the 80’s here is perfect.  But what’s important about the holiday is that we are remembering […]

By May 28, 2010 7 comments Karen's Musings

We are experiencing deeply troubling times . . .

The rhetoric on cable news has become deafening.  I am reminded of Rodney King’s words a few years ago: “Can’t we all just get along?”  As I’ve said in other posts, I am not intending for this site to be political.  We all get enough of that every time we […]

By March 28, 2010 7 comments Karen's Musings

Is incivility becoming the rule of the land?

I don’t know if you favor the health care reform bill or not.  That’s none of my business and this blog is not intended to be political.  However, whatever side of this particular issue, or any issue any of us happen to favor, our thoughts can and should be expressed […]

Every time we make eye contact, we are experiencing a holy encounter. . .

What a glorious opportunity we have to shift the universe just a tiny bit if we look into the eyes of the many people we see for just one day, offering them a smile or a nod of the head.  This simple acknowledgment lets them know they have been seen; […]

Bickering is counter-productive. Isn't it. . . ?

It matters not which cable channel is your favorite, the hours are generally eaten up by loud bickering, with one side or the other insisting it has the solution to the topic under discussion.  Whether it’s health care, the war in the Middle East, or the economy, few seem to […]

By October 14, 2009 12 comments Karen's Musings

Where should civility fit in my outreach to you. . .

I have been thinking a lot lately about the growing incivility of so many in positions of power, whether they are politicians or talk show hosts.  I don’t intend for this blog to be “political” in tone, but I am concerned about how influential some voices are, particularly voices that […]

By October 2, 2009 6 comments Karen's Musings