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We haven’t changed much

The remains of the past have long fascinated the thinking men and women of the present, for a very good reason. The period of cultural history known as the Renaissance, which began in Italy in roughly the 14th century and … Continue reading

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Lost in a Busy World

There is a game called by many different names that is played around the world. Where I grew up we called it “Operator.” The game is simple, but revealing. One person whispers a message to another and the message is … Continue reading

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The Courage to Face Ingratitude XII

“Ingratitude is manifest in three degrees of intensity in the world… The first phase, the simplest and most common, is that of thoughtless thanklessness… The second phase of ingratitude is denial, a positive sin, not the mere negation of thanklessness… … Continue reading

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Doing Your Best VI

“And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.” ~ Deuteronomy 34:7 No matter how old you are at this moment, you should be in the prime … Continue reading

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Momentary or Momentous

Would you say that your thoughts, words and deeds are more often momentary or momentous? Are they fleeting and brief or sustainable and significant? How large is your perspective on life? Is it narrowly focused in relation to the circumstances … Continue reading

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Dead Symbols

I am reading a book recommended by a friend called “The Culture of Classicism”, written by history professor Caroline Winterer. The author notes that the book “charts how Americans over the course of the 19th century fundamentally changed their relationship … Continue reading

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