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  • HMMM…NOW THAT”S A CHALLENGE

    “This story was made up by his neighbours not because they were fanciful or wanted to deceive, but like most tittle-tattle to fill a gap, as few like to confess ignorance, and if people are asked about such or such… Read More ›

  • WHO SHOULD BE IN CHARGE?

    “The confidence that individuals have in their beliefs depends mostly on the quality of the story they can tell about what they see, even if they see little.” ― Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow Earlier in the week, I… Read More ›

  • SUPERHERO THEME MUSIC

    “So many Americans felt that their neighbor had no right to know more than they did.” ― John Dos Passos, Midcentury   Last Friday was the first in at least 5 years that I didn’t write. Adulting got in the… Read More ›

  • HISTORY MAKERS

    “Success is never so interesting as struggle” ― Willa Cather   It was the bottom of the last inning and we were trailing 6-1. In order to get a shot at winning, we were going to have to score the… Read More ›

  • CHOICES, IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICES.

    “I volunteer because it makes me look helpful, and it gives me first dibs on the refreshments.” ― Richard Osman, The Thursday Murder Club   For all intents and purposes, the school year all over but the shouting. Grades have… Read More ›

  • CAN I GET A LITTLE SUPPORT FOR THAT SUPPOSITION?

    “We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.” ― Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed   So riddle me this? I can shop at Publix without a mask, but I can’t get more than 4 tickets… Read More ›

  • AUTOPSY OF A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

    “these self-righteous censors often construct a “hero narrative” about themselves in which they are morally pure crusaders who must protect society from the objectionable opinions of the unenlightened masses.” ― Greg Lukianoff, Freedom from Speech   Yesterday, Nashville’s Mayor Cooper… Read More ›

  • PROPOSED RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

    “Though [Abraham Lincoln] never would travel to Europe, he went with Shakespeare’s kings to Merry England; he went with Lord Byron poetry to Spain and Portugal. Literature allowed him to transcend his surroundings.” ― Doris Kearns Goodwin   When I… Read More ›

  • THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY

    “People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination   This week, amidst great… Read More ›