Tag Archives: Freedom

Letter From A Friend

Happy Birthday, George Washington! Yes, today is the birthday (in 1732) of our country’s first President. I think it is a day for honoring the contribution President Washington made at a crucial time in the birth of our nation, but … Continue reading

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Un_President’s Day

If you went to the Post Office today and were greeted by a shuttered window, you learned the hard way today is officially celebrated as Washington’s Birthday thanks to the 1968 adoption of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, first effective in 1971. This … Continue reading

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The Deadest View Of All

People queried Flannery O’Connor why her books were so dark, why her characters acted out in bizarre and violent ways. The question was often asked and answered. When Life magazine editorialized about novelists of the 1950s, charging that while living in the … Continue reading

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The Quaker Saint

Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony! Born on February 15, 1820, Anthony worked tirelessly throughout her life (she died in 1906) for the values she held most dear. Born into a Quaker family, she inherited from her parents an acute appreciation … Continue reading

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Communicating Great Things

Like many others, I’m amazed how full my Inbox is when I see it first thing in the morning. Lots of emails get trashed after half an inattentive glance. Knowing today is the anniversary of President Ronald Reagan‘s birthday, I … Continue reading

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What’s Your Mission?

Here’s another quirky film I watched this week. Safety Not Guaranteed from 2012 provides an intriguing premise:  an unusual want-ad sets three magazine employees on the trail of a reclusive (perhaps deranged) fellow who insists he can time-travel … and … Continue reading

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Long Arm Of The Law

Earlier this month, I began to come across stories that chronicled the 40,000 new laws adopted in 2013, many of which went into effect on January 1, 2014. The National Conference of State Legislatures compiled the list and in December … Continue reading

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