April 25 - Bono from the rock group U2 noted in the song Every Breaking Wave, "It’s hard to listen when you preach". For obvious reasons, I take that to heart. But so should all of us. Last year, many people talked and yelled and lectured. That drained us, but I'm not sure about its positive effects. This summer especially could be a wonderful time to be more silent and to listen. With families and friends, the quiet could be healing. And I suspect we will learn a great deal about each other.

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