It is Thanksgiving so an appropriate time to be thankful, though I don’t think any particular day should weigh too much into that subject. I’ve surprised myself recently as I have come across articles about Scott Stapp, former Creed frontman, who is broke, living in a motel, and deluded with religious fanatacism. In earlier years of my life this story would have me on the ground laughing, but something isn’t triggering this time around. To my own dismay, I find myself feeling sorry for him. So I’ve realized if my sense of empathy can expand to include Scott Stapp of all people, maybe there is hope for me and mankind after all. This definitely feels like a “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” moment.