Thank You, Mr. Rogers.

I've been feeling a lot of gratitude for Fred Rogers recently. Maybe it's because I've made it a new "life rule" to withdraw from online interaction that is characterized by contentiousness and dialogue-dominating personalities. I recently said farewell to an online community that I'd enjoyed for years because I could feel myself being provoked into a kind of dialogue that I want to avoid. I don't mind criticism; in fact, I seek it out. But I'm allergic to criticism that is delivered with … [Read more...]

Thank you, Mr. Rogers.

I've been feeling a lot of gratitude for Fred Rogers recently. Maybe it's because I've made it a new "life rule" to withdraw from online interaction that is characterized by contentiousness and dialogue-dominating personalities. I shut down comments on this blog because it became taxing to deal with hostile voices there. And I left an online community that I'd enjoyed for years because I could feel myself being provoked into a kind of dialogue that I want to avoid. I don't mind criticism; in … [Read more...]

Please won’t you be my neighbor?

Just try and read this essay about Mr. Rogers without crying.  … [Read more...]


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