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I feel that I am just beginning this transition into the “second half” of life earlier than I expected. Yet, in finding that I have shed much of my identity that I developed in the “first half”, I’ve gone from the crisis phase to an embracing phase which is much more comforting.

We live in a society where we are so far from the idea of civil discourse that we find ourselves deeply entrenched in our own sphere of comfort. Now, there is nothing inherently wrong with finding a community where you feel safe, loved and valued in; but at the same time if you don’t have a good grasp on what is going on around you, then there is no way you can be effective in knowing how to react to the issues we face as a culture.