A Serious Look

A Serious Look

By Bob Houghtaling The battle over marijuana’s legalization continues into the New Year as politicians grapple with a number of pros and cons. While this issue certainly is an important one, it’s a shame that terms like “battle” and “war” have to be used when...
Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

By Bob Houghtaling For many, the holiday season ends with the emergence of a New Year. All too often the optimism and resolutions that come with this time begin to be contested almost immediately, by a myriad of life’s challenges. Trying to maintain good intentions...
Now Is the Time

Now Is the Time

By Bob Houghtaling As we head towards that time of year when many around the world reflect on religion, family and sharing, let’s take a brief second to count our blessings. All too often that which divides gets more attention than those things we each share. Now is...
Radical Civility

Radical Civility

By Bob Houghtaling A significant portion of my job is working with young people regarding leadership, problem solving and critical thinking. These skills can help prepare students become more capable citizens. I wrote this article shortly after an EGHS Philosophy Club...