We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.
As a restaurant critic, the second most frequent question I'm asked (after "How do you stay so thin?," to which I blithely reply, "I don't swallow") is what is your favorite place to eat when you are not reviewing?
When I received an invitation to attend Taste of the Nation, a culinary benefit to eliminate childhood hunger, I readily accepted, especially after learning that seven of the nation's top chefs would be cooking.