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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I was thinking this morning of older (in the eyes of some) friends who are continuing to learn and grow. They read and discuss good literature and philosophies of education and living. I pondered if a person could see a … Continue reading

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Dear Politicians (of “both” parties)

Guest Post by Jack Pelham Dear Politicians (of “both” parties)— Imagine that your rhetoric were all going on the record, and that you’d be held completely accountable for it someday by someone with complete authority to put you where you … Continue reading

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History and Political Games: A Glimpse into the Education of James Pelham

On 30 January 1939 — the sixth anniversary of his coming to power — Hitler told the Reichstag that in order to feed its population, Germany would need Lebensraum — living space. He then called Czechoslovakia to reduce the size … Continue reading

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Guest Post: James Pelham, age 16, on Thinking (or not)

In a program, when something goes wrong, the program crashes. It sees its current state versus what its state is supposed to be, then goes ‘Hey! These aren’t the same!’; but rather than thinking about what led to this difference, … Continue reading

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Might Makes Right

In pondering more about the Boston Tea Party this morning, I got to thinking about “the glory” in knowing that our eventual independence, acquired some nine (end of war) or eleven (signing of the Treaty) years  later, came about because we … Continue reading

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The hypocrisy of glorifying what you won’t imitate

My little status update from Facebook this morning: I think that most folks who honor and glory in the founders of this nation and their actions, would rather just do that, and not imitate those actions. We love those stories … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Hypocrites – Guest Post by Jack Pelham

The following was a post Jack made at a discussion forum this week. For a simple post in an ongoing discussion, I thought it made a pretty complete article on the subject. And so I present it to my friends … Continue reading

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Inflated kings and peasants

James and I have read several stories this year (such as The Door in the Wall, Otto of the Silver Hand, The Little Duke, Castle Diary: The Journal of  Tobias Burgess, Joan of Arc) involving feudal times and the idea … Continue reading

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The mandating of loving your neighbor

I wrote these thoughts as a “Note” at Facebook nearly two years ago. I was thinking about it again today and thought I would share it here. Let me know what you think. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ When people express their distaste for … Continue reading

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Utopia finale Part 1- “No Unnecessary Labor”

However, there are many things in the commonwealth of Utopia that I rather wish, than hope, to see followed in our governments. This is the final sentence of Utopia. It mirrors my sentiments as well. I found several things that … Continue reading

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