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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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Lessons of Integrity from Fathers

For many years my two favorite literary dads have been Atticus Finch and Pa Ingalls. This year I was introduced to Charlie Moody in his son Ralph’s memoir titled Little Britches. I loved just about everything about this man as … 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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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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Lost in Promotion or For the sake of the Institution

While watching the local PBS station’s showcasing of high school choirs from across the state, I observed that the performances these kids were giving were ultimately being used to promote the schools.  Whatever may have been the motives of the … Continue reading

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Initial Musings on Sir Thomas More’s Utopia

I am currently working my way through Sir Thomas More’s Utopia. I’m a third of the way through and I don’t know what the author’s conclusion will be.  Is he fer or agin it? Does he believe this ideal society … Continue reading

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The nobility of the ready and pro-active learner

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Paul and Silas had had to skedaddle out … Continue reading

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New thoughts on Consistency while reading Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”

I hesitate to write anything until I’m done with the 12 pages in my printed out copy of “Self-Reliance,” but I decided to say this much about Consistency and how I relate to what (I think) he’s saying.  Here’s a … Continue reading

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