Great and Generous

I spoke to an interesting fellow yesterday who served our country in the U.S. Army Special Forces and who now lives on a small farm in south Georgia. He shared with me that despite some of the horrific things he dispassionately performed whilst serving in the military he cannot bring himself to slaughter or eat …

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Time is Elastic

October by Robert Frost O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to …

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By Bread Alone

"Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more." ~ Henri Frederic Amiel Life is a mix of predictable cycles punctuated on occasion by the unexpected. The most obvious rhythms we experience are those caused by the machinations of the universe. Our planet turns on its axis, its revolutions give …

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The Hippocratic Oath for Education

“I swear...to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or …

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The Top 7 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Life by Gregg Hake

Leonardo DaVinci once wrote, "Life well spent is long." Socrates wrote some 2,000 years earlier, "Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued." To be sure, a life well lived is ideal, but optional. While I typically prefer to consider the positive attributes of any subject in order to provide stepping stones for …

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