James Freeman Clarke’s 137-year-old treatise on manliness is needed now more than ever.
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Don’t Hold Back
You never know what a difference a kind and affirming word might make in someone’s life. We should never miss an opportunity to offer kind and sincere words of affirmation for those around us. It costs us nothing but a bit of time, but positively impacting those around us is always time well spent.
It Can Be A Wonderful Life
Watching a bit of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” I’m struck by how desperately we need more of the spirit of George and Mary Bailey.
Honoring Senator Robert J. Dole
Today our Republic lost a patriot, a soldier, a statesman, and a man of tremendous character. Senator Bob Dole was 98 years old, and served our nation for 79 of them.
Rudeness Ruins Rightness
Punctilious courtesy, good manners, and the Golden Rule reflect an attitude and acknowledgement that other people are, you know…actually people, equally deserving of consideration and basic decent and civil treatment despite our differences.
Make America Great
Today we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which told the world that the United States of America were a new, free, and independent republic joining the community of nations. This new Republic would in fact change and shape the course of western civilization and the world for the two centuries that followedContinue reading “Make America Great”
It’s Who You Are On the Outside That Matters
“We are what we habitually do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” -Will Durant (Not Aristotle) “As it is not one swallow or a fine day that makes a spring, so it is not one day or a short time that makes a man blessed and happy.” -Aristotle, actually We Are WhatContinue reading “It’s Who You Are On the Outside That Matters”