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Benevolence And Virtue

“Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.”–Horace Mann Benevolence is an often misunderstood concept in popular culture. At its … Continue reading

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Kindness Week

When we focus our attention upon the people who dominate the headlines, we might conclude that the world is full of mean people of ill-will. As I’ve become a bit older, I still remain abreast of the news, but I … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Harmony

As I sat on the porch step very early this morning waiting for Orange the cat to arrive, I savored the breezy chill of the air. There’s just something about autumn that is mellowing to my spirit. It’s not necessarily … Continue reading

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The Beauty Inside

“Your life can be so beautiful but nobody can ever fully share it with you.”–anonymous person overheard in a queue The statement was spoken into a phone by a middle-aged man a few people ahead of me while standing in … Continue reading

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The Rabbit On The Moon

Yesterday morning I decided to sit outdoors to enjoy my coffee and the outdoors at the same time. I noticed one of the young rabbits that visits the yard sometimes. The little creature appeared to be checking me out, too. … Continue reading

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Questioning Authority

If you have a big strike against you from the very beginning, you have the opportunity to grow ethically and spiritually from it. On the other hand, if you choose to go along with the default mode and submit to accepted … Continue reading

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Authority?

Does authority encourage virtue or does authority inhibit virtue?  Perhaps authority opposes virtue.  Jorge asked about my view of authority over lunch last Sunday.  He told me the question came up during a trucking run to Salt Lake City when … Continue reading

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