My family used to sit around the dinner table and discuss social and political issues. Often my older sister would try to bait my parents with questions like: What would you do if one of us came home pregnant? It was a way to explore the world and get advice without asking for it directly. As a result of my teen years, I tended to debate with my friends in college without understanding that they were confused when I switched sides from one day to the next or became passionate about any given issue. (Discussions were often loud and emotional at our dinner table). One well-meaning friend in college once taped a quote to my dorm room door that said, “It is better to debate a question without answering it than to answer a question without debating it.” I still think that way. I have some strong opinions and think we have plenty to talk about if we bother to quit staring at ourselves in the mirror long enough to see the world. So I write this blog and invite comments and hope it helps.