Last night we attended a lecture by the non-fiction writer Malcolm Gladwell. A valid point was put forth that there seems to be a rancor seething across the land. Everyone seems uneasy and easily angered. Many look at everyone else right now and see only the things in which we differ and not the many things we have in common. But when it gets right down to it, we all have way more in common that the few differences we espouse. There is a need there for all of us to accept the challenge of looking at (in) others for common wants and needs and desires and stop trying to fear and hate others who make be slightly different from us but not THAT different when you get down below the surface to the common human soul.