The alternative to the truth.
“The alternative to the truth is silence.”
NOT lying, please note. This has been my life’s guiding principle. Before opening my mouth, I have tried to remember to ask myself “Is this true? Is it hurtful? Does it need to be said? Is it helpful?”
I can’t say that my success rate has been as high as I’d like. I can manage anger pretty well; I just write an e-mail and don’t send it, or a post and don’t post it. It’s when I’m really disturbed about something or think something’s important and address that in a post that I fall down. It never occurs to me that the subjects of my posts would even know about my blogs, since I never identify them, much less be bothered to read them, that gets me in trouble.
For example, to my knowledge, my partner, Rob, has never read even one of…
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