Have you ever been at a dinner or event with family and friends and started a lively discussion?  Has the discussion ever veered off into the realms of Religion, Politics, Money or Sex?  If so, you have my deepest sympathy.  We all know how hot button issues kick things up a notch.  However, my sympathy is not due to the fact that you started a conversation.  Rather, my sympathy stems from the fact that you most likely couldn’t continue or finish the conversation!

I’ve been there  – many times.  Just as I find myself about to launch into a multi-paragraph description about how I arrived at my opinion, somebody changes the topic or the soup course arrives.  Many times I suspect that people don’t even want to hear a multi-sentence justification.  The result is that nobody really learns anything and thoughtful discussion goes “by the boards”.

Thus, the purpose of this blog is to continue the discussion at more reflective times.  I plan to make the case for things I believe in and for things that I have learned over the years.  Until then, enjoy the French Onion Soup!

– Ray