Over the weekend, in our workshop, Steve Almond said, “Being nice doesn’t get you any closer to the truth.”

Cal might disagree, but I think I’m generally nice. 


Until Steve’s declaration, I hadn’t thought about how nice might be at odds with the truth, and how going with nice over the truth day after day, year after year, might be sending my ship in the wrong direction. And then there’s all that Southern politeness. Something to think about.


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