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Hard Work Nation

Nothing engages our sense of national pride like “Hard Work.”  The two words sum up just about everything great about America: rugged individualism, freedom to excel, the pursuit of happiness, capitalistic opportunity, entrepreneurial resiliency. Did I miss anything?...

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Learning Liberty

Liberty: freedom from captivity, confinement, or physical restraint: In politics, it’s the social and political freedoms to which people are entitled. In theology, it’s freedom from the bondage of sin. Want to increase your liberty? Increase your learning. Works every...

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Today I choose

Today . . . I will not be angry. On days like this, you don’t have to ask. You know. Everybody knows, has an opinion, an emotion: Hope, despair, fear, elation.  The euphoria of victory, the agony of defeat. All that. It’s everywhere. We’re all searching. Finding our...

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Happy Interdependence Day!

Independence is fine--for those of a certain mindset.  A certain something-to-prove-to-the-world that: "I can do it myself!" Independence has it's place.  Toddlers need to feel it.  Adolescents certainly do. It's a necessary illusion for those populations--and also...

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How not to be a turkey this holiday season

“Civilization advances by extending the number of operations we can perform without thinking about them.” –Alfred North Whitehead The following story about turkeys has been brought to you by the science of ethology—the study of animals in their natural habitat. Here...

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