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Consider Taking the Risk

Consider Taking the Risk

Lewis Mumford and Neil Postman have written about time, the clock, time management, and our lives. I have an old colleague who was traveling with his family in another country. Let's call my friend Rick. Rick and his family were at the airport waiting to board a...

The Clock, or, How We Became Time Servers

The Clock, or, How We Became Time Servers

Lewis Mumford and Neil Postman have written about time, the clock, time management, and our lives. Both have written that the invention of the clock was a game-changer. Before that, people maintained a respectful view of the sun, the moon, and the four seasons. Until...

Gettysburg: Quantity Versus Quality

Gettysburg: Quantity Versus Quality

July 1-3, 1863, saw Gettysburg’s epic Civil War battle. Four months later, two speakers spoke at the dedication of the new national cemetery near the battlefield. Abraham Lincoln was one. Name the other. Bueller? Bueller? That was a tricky question. The answer is...

The Power of Encouragement

The Power of Encouragement

Comedian Dennis Miller is known for his work on Saturday Night Live, Monday Night Football, and his HBO comedy specials. Recently, I heard him talk about the impact someone made on his career. As a junior or senior, Miller performed a stand-up routine at his high...

We Need Community

We Need Community

We in the United States have paid an unforeseen price for our advancements. As the journalist Sebastian Junger noted in his book Tribe, the more possessions (and property) we have acquired, the more we’ve made decisions based on our desires. Inevitably this has...

I Gave It

I Gave It

Many years ago, I read a story by the scholar William Barclay from the First World War. It told of a French army officer whose arm was so severely damaged during a battle that doctors had to amputate it. The chief surgeon took it upon himself to inform the young man...

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