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January 21st, 2009, 1 Comment

Our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. . . Our security emanates from the justness of our cause; the force of our example; the tempering qualities of humility and restraint. – Barack Obama, inaugural speech, Jan. 20, 2009 This, right here, is why, for the first […]


January 17th, 2009, 4 Comments

It’s been quite the day. This evening, Jacob had a new first. He requested I read him an owner’s manual for his bedtime story. Yes, I’m sure years from now, he will still remember how to operate a Motorola W376g cell phone. He had found the manual in its box and had been carrying it […]

What Traditional Values Mean to Me

October 3rd, 2008, 21 Comments

A comment on Facebook yesterday got me thinking what American “traditional values” are all about. We hear it a lot, and I suspect it means something different to different people. Here’s what it means to me. It starts with an ethic fundamentally informed by the central tenets of Christianity — which are also excellent standards […]


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