Authenticity isn’t a value in and of itself. It’s a way to measure or establish whether or not a thing is what it claims to be. Some things are authentically good. Some are not.
In Dallas, Texas On July 7th of this year, a heavily armed shooter fired upon a peaceful demonstration and the police officers who had been assembled to ensure the safety of those demonstrating. Two demonstrators were hurt. 5 officers died. the shooter was, reportedly, angered by the deaths of black men at the hands of … Read More
Bruce Springsteen was scheduled to play a show in Greensboro, NC this past weekend. In light of the passing of HB2, a law he feels (as many do) “attacks the rights of LGBT citizens,” The Boss canceled his only North Carolina date this year. Of that decision he writes, “It is the strongest means I have for … Read More
The attempt to distance Donald Trump from the violence and anger that has become characteristic of his rallies suggests a significant gap in our understanding and expectation of leadership. Yes, I am responsible for my actions as an adult individual. But I am also thankful for the leaders in my life, current and past, who have … Read More