You never know when you need to affirm your integrity. Jim Stovall says, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.” Sometimes integrity requires taking a public stand. Over these past posts, I try to be neutral in these writings. This is because I believe that everyone has points worth considering. Many ideas and voices are necessary to reach effective solutions. These times however, require rising above the cacophony to find ways of doing the right thing.

Starting next week, I will voice my insights and observations. I suspect that these writing will anger some. The intention is to raise ideas for you to consider. We live in a time, when you have to decide how you feel and how you stand on issues that impact the common good. These are not times to remain silent. The future comes from informed and progressive steps. Steps do not happen by themselves – they require you to make them happen,