As tempting as it is to be upset with the story, perhaps we should explore the feelings and address the questions they are triggering. Ebony magazine didn't manufacture the rape allegations. They are real. The damage is real. The pain is real and the legacy is already tainted.
We are both members of The Esquire Network (TEN) and he has been mentioning that we seem to have very similar approaches to the practice of law and suggesting that we should discuss it further over breakfast. We did just that.
Even though there are no hard hats or military gear, the atmosphere at the headquarters at Direct Relief is a serious, focused, active, caring, and compassionate place, as I sit with several personnel at their headquarters today in Goleta, CA.
The film Fifty Shades of Grey is being released on February 13th, just in time for Valentine's Day. Sexual images are everywhere, and often the most awkward conversations involve parents talking to their children about sexual exploration and personal safety.
For me, it is imperative to take the extra time and listen with your heart before agreeing any opinion expressed, and to express myself only with words of love for everyone and everything, since this will become our truth in the end.
Most of the news stories I've see about Ferguson market and sell fear, and many of the community reactions to the events focus on blame and retribution. This deeply concerns me because blame doesn't heal and revenge doesn't satisfy.
You might not have as much people time as I do, but I bet everything that is important to you, everything you want before you die, has something to do with people. Your whole ability to accomplish your dreams is connected to your ability to communicate and partner with these people.
Quiet your inner voice and truly focus on what the other person is saying. Rather than think about what you will say next or how you will respond, really listen to the words and meaning of the person you are speaking with.
Apparently my resulting facial expression doesn't fully expose how I really feel about these advances, so let me lay it out with words, boys: You're not being cute. You're not being funny or clever. In fact you're mildly nauseating.