Is it Loopin or Lu-pine? How do you pronounce Lupine? For that matter, how does one pronounce Peony? Or Missouri? Or Tomato? Issues today result in a more stark, toxic divide I admit I am baffled why reasonable, smart, educated people support points of view other than mine. If we could rationally persuade the other to see the flaw in their loyalty, couldn't we come to some sort of agreement? But we have preferences, and prejudices. I want to believe that there are some things, values, commitments, truths upon which we can agree. And leave our disagreements to lupine, and peony, and tomato.