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This is a personal blog about things that matter as filtered through the mind of an educated, opinionated American male.
What is justice? How did things get to be the way they are? Where do we go from here? Community and individuality, civilization and law, politics and tradition, reason and science, ritual and freedom, mercy and making a difference -- these are the issues that will determine our future.
Lately, there's been a bunch on here about writing, blogging, family, and marriage.
And then, on other days, it will just be blather -- but at least it will be in my voice.
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In my experience, bigots and other intolerant people will generally self-identify by their own words and clothing choices. If you show up in public wearing a Nazi swastika or other Nazi or fascist symbol and it’s not for a WW2 … Continue reading
Over the several decades of my life, I have been blessed to receive a great many things which only an idiot would claim I deserved or had earned. It’s often easy to fall into the trap of seizing the low-hanging … Continue reading
Shortly after I entered Freemasonry, I asked one of the Past Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee why we didn’t recognize any of the Prince Hall Grand Lodges, as some of them were older than our own and … Continue reading
Free speech that only applies when almost everyone agrees with what you’re saying is a thin gruel, a soup too watered down to nourish anyone. If you can not freely speak even the most ignorant or odious or blunt thoughts … Continue reading