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  • RIGHT FIGHT, WRONG TIME

    “Sometimes God knocks us back a bit to remind us we’re not as big and mighty as we think.” ― Marie Arana, American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood   Last week, Metro Nashville Public Schools along with SCS, defied Governor… Read More ›

  • POLITICS OR VIRTUE?

    “Why are you in such a rush?” Sophia asked, and her grandmother answered that it was a good idea to do things before you forgot that they had to be done.” ― Tove Jansson, The Summer Book   This past… Read More ›

  • A STEP BACK FROM THE EDGE?

    “After all, the purpose of learning isn’t to affirm our beliefs; it’s to evolve our beliefs.” ― Adam Grant, Think again: the power of knowing what you don’t know   Since the dawn of time, society has been shaped by… Read More ›

  • AIN’T GOING TO END WELL FOR ANYONE

    “A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. ” ― John F. Kennedy   Growing up, I was blessed to have… Read More ›

  • NO SURPRISES HERE

    “A journalist should never join the Establishment, no matter how tempting the blandishments. It is our job to hold power to account, not join it.” ― Frederick Forsyth, The Outsider: My Life in Intrigue. At 3pm today, Governor Bill Lee… Read More ›

  • THEATER OF THE ABSURD REDUX

    “pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes.” ― William B. Irvine, A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy   If the first week of school was any indication,… Read More ›

  • WATCHING THE DETECTIVES

    “Today’s headlines and history’s judgment are rarely the same. If you are too attentive to the former, you will most certainly not do the hard work of securing the latter.” ― Condoleezza Rice, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My… Read More ›

  • SO MUCH NOISE, SO LITTLE TIME…OR SUBSTANCE

    “Unless you’re ashamed of yourself now and then, you’re not honest” ― William Faulkner   The world of education was abuzz with the sounds of preparation this past week. While it was a welcome sound, it wasn’t one always created… Read More ›

  • WHY ARE ADULT CONCERNS THE PREFERRED CONCERNS?

    “The essence of man is really his paradoxical nature, the fact that he is half animal and half symbolic.”  ― Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death   “Dada, I need you to schedule an eye appointment”, my 7th-grade daughter says to me… Read More ›

  • CAN WE STICK TO WHAT WE KNOW?

    “You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, On the Shortness of Life   Apologies for the lag in columns. We were in Orlando last weekend for… Read More ›