Monthly Archives: September 2012

on Parents

“Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business. Government shouldn’t play a part in everyday life. Jefferson said that the people should be left to manage their own affairs. His opposition will … Continue reading

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on Anger

“In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves.” Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972) Jewish theologian and philosopher This past week has been difficult. It was the 11th anniversary … Continue reading

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on Watchmen

“We in this country, in this generation, are by destiny rather than choice the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength … Continue reading

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on Virtue

“Self-love . . . is the sole antagonist of virtue, leading us constantly by our propensities to self-gratification in violation of our moral duties to others.” Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), Founding Father and the 3rd American President What is virtue? The … Continue reading

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on Lunch Bags

This past weekend I had to take a road trip to Chicago for the funeral of a dear family friend. It was a six hour drive, and I stayed with my Aunt Louise on her pullout couch. As I got … Continue reading

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