A Declaration of Peace


My good friend & co-conspirator Jeff bares his soul with questions many of us are asking…When will we see peace as a better alternative than war? When will we stop resorting to violence as an answer to violence? When will we find the courage to take the harder course to a better existence?

Perhaps the most important conversation we need to have…

Our Human Life:

I have been reading a biography of Sitting Bull, the famous Lakota leader. Like most good books it is interfering with my official duties though only a few chapters in. It’s an enjoyable read, but one aspect is unsettling though not unexpected. The narrative is steeped in war, as was the Lakota culture of the time (and as much of my culture is still today). Truly, most human cultures are steeped in war.

Hence, war is very much on my mind today, and I haven’t even read the most recent headlines concerning the Levant. This is a strange wheel we ride. War brings death and pain and suffering. It rends hearts and bodies. We honor those who sacrifice themselves in its fire and foster aid societies for their relief. We speak of the awfulness of it and how it is to be avoided if at all possible. We even give…

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