Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards all?

By Joe LaGuardia In a recent article for USA Today, Robert Parham noted the oddity and the timeliness of God’s message of “peace on earth” to Mary and Joseph during the Christmas season. He stated that peace was a ridiculous notion back then as it is now, a notion hard-pressed in human community filled withContinue reading “Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards all?”

Learn from the Italians: talk over one another!

By Joe LaGuardia In the South, it is considered rude to speak over another person.  It is polite to listen and yield to your conversational partner.  After all, Southerners are known to be humble, mannered folk. Not so for us Italians.  While growing up around a table full of bread, wine, and pasta, I learned that speaking overContinue reading “Learn from the Italians: talk over one another!”