In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover. Exodus 12:11 ____________ I kept my boots on from the moment I left my house to the time I returned. Everything was … Continue reading Evacuation
Sorry I don't have a post up yet! I'm working on it in between evacuating here and there due to a fire. Any prayers for our community is appreciated. God bless!
The most scared I’ve ever been when my life was in my own hands was driving to a friend’s house this past weekend. There’s one place, an exit from one highway and entrance to another, that the lane lines disappear. Cars in front of me, cars on either side, cars behind me. And no lines … Continue reading Freedom
I was recently asked to take a survey on my feelings about racism. Do I consider myself racist? Do I believe in reverse racism? Do I think America is living up to it’s belief that “all men are created equal”? What do I think of NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem? Throughout the survey, … Continue reading Racism
I always cry for myself at funerals. As Mark Twain said, “Pity is for the living, envy is for the dead.” ____________ Funeral Renaissance Above is a sculpture I found particularly moving, Donatello’s Crucifix. One thing about my trip to Italy was how inspired I was. Instead of being intimidated by the majesty I saw, I … Continue reading Funeral
He kept cutting off all the tallest ears of wheat which he could see, and throwing them away, until he had destroyed the best and richest part of the crop. Herodotus’s The Histories, Book 5, Chapter 92. ____________ The Politics of Envy Democracy is a jealous tyrant The French aristocrat Alexis de Toqueville studied American … Continue reading The Politics of Envy
Interesting question: Is education–real education–worth it?
Sometimes in life we need to face difficult truths. If we have been on the wrong side of an issue, we need to be open to change, and open to declaring an “about-face.” Even if it hurts!
And so, after thirty years of teaching and promoting education, after thirty years of giving largely unsolicited advice to parents about educating their children, after thirty years fighting an uphill battle to help market education for struggling schools that purport to “educate,” I think it is now time to consider a different point of view. Do we really need to educate our children?
Why not just baptize them and give them a good training?
There is no need to pull down the current institutions of learning – our current schools colleges and universities. No need whatsoever, because they have all already abandoned education for at least a century now…that is, they have abandoned…
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Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. –Ray Bradbury ____________ Library Escape You know those days you need to get lost in a forest? Life’s been on you for a couple of busy weeks, and you’re not sure when it’s going to end. You just need to get away, somewhere … Continue reading Library
Song of Songs: The voice of my beloved! Behold he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle, or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing in at the windows, looking through the lattice. My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, … Continue reading Gardens
Then came the Witch’s voice, cooing softly like the voice of a wood-pigeon from the high elms in an old garden at three o’clock in the middle of a sleepy, summer afternoon; and it said: “What is this sun that you all speak of? Do you mean anything by the word?… Can you tell me … Continue reading Eclipse