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I Hate Waiting

Dear Joseph, One of my favorite movies growing up was the Princess Bride. My friends and I could practically recite the movie line for line. In one of the scenes, the character, Inigo Montoya, is supposed to fight the man … Continue reading

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Qualify for Civil Liberty

Thanks to Richard Bruneau for sharing this great quote*: “Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains on their own appetites; in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity; … Continue reading

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Chess & Sacrifice

Dear Joseph, You are becoming quite the chess player. I remember when I started playing chess with my dad as a boy and the satisfaction that came when I finally beat him for the first time. I know it won’t … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Incivility – We’ve Got the Gimme’s

While much of the Tuscon civility debate has focused on words and pointing fingers for uncivil speech/rhetoric, no one seems to be looking at a more serious way that both Republicans and Democrats may be contributing to the growing lack … Continue reading

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Civility = Sacrifice?

An interesting definition from Stephen L. Carter on what civility is: “Civility…is the sum of the many sacrifices we are called to make for the sake of living together.” This line is taken from Carter’s book appropriately titled: Civility. I … Continue reading

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