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Today is the 150th anniversary of the last battle of the Civil War, fought in and around my adopted hometown of Columbus, Georgia, one day after the assassination of Lincoln—and, ironically, on ...
by HeyMikey
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 05:02 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Humbledness is all around these days. I don't mean humility, a quality as rare as a cogent thought in Congress. No, certainly not that. I'm talking Humbledness, the state of being Humbled, the ...
by Emmet
Comment Count 34 comments on Sat Mar 07, 2015 at 10:00 AM PST with 23 Recommends
David Brooks teaches a course on "humility" at [http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/is-david-brooks-teaching-humility-at-yale-the-most-pretentious-moment-in-history-20121219 Yale.] That was ...
by Bethesda 1971
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2015 at 09:38 AM PST with 18 Recommends
In a country that considers itself endlessly exceptional, and has throughout its history, it really shouldn’t shock anyone that this sense of entitlement can bleed through your pores without you ...
by StellaRay
Comment Count 89 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 08:28 PM PST with 52 Recommends
Hold on. Don't worry. Don't take this the wrong way. Yes, I know I have in the past written about living with Depression . I am not depressed. I am stating a simple fact. I make mistakes. I ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 06:00 PM PST with 47 Recommends
Merriam-Webster defines humility as "the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people." It is, in my estimation a quality or state that is lost on far too many people in the ...
by mommyof3
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Jan 19, 2014 at 05:00 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Bigot -- thefreedictionary.com a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, especially on religion, politics, or race. Sadly the world has no shortage of Bigots, religious or ...
by jamess
Comment Count 69 comments on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM PST with 105 Recommends
In writing my last diary on climate change , I was advised that "if you're not working on solutions you're just spinning wheels." I am not going to name the author of this comment -- this is not a ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 151 comments on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 01:00 PM PST with 66 Recommends
I just dropped off a frozen turkey at work. The employee Pride organization was organizing the turkey drive; they hope to get 250 turkeys. Fortunately it's 18 degrees outside and they won't have to ...
by blue aardvark
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 08:44 AM PST with 12 Recommends
For several years I was a Unitarian Universalist. The church I attended saw itself as the hub of activism and artistic talent for the city of my upbringing. It was a dollop of highbrow culture in a ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 08:45 AM PST with 2 Recommends
My prior diary espousing the evolutionary inevitability of religion for a species like ours was well-received here! Only 99.93 percent of the comments were against! There WERE a couple hmmm’s... ...
by Sweller3
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 01:48 AM PST with 0 Recommends
Just a quick link to offer an antidote to the inhumanity we have witnessed in the past days, weeks, and months. We must savor these small doses as we find them. I ran across this wonderful example ...
by Ellen Columbo
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 04:13 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Teaching doesn't have to be complicated. Elementary School is a strange world. Lots of life happens there and not all of it is pretty. In fact, it's a pretty rough place where kids learn hard ...
by bastrop
Comment Count 48 comments on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 04:30 AM PDT with 64 Recommends
For the last several days, I've seen many experts and authorities contribute their sainted opinion, usually predicated in worst-case scenario and doom-laden fear. Even people I usually agree with ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 09:40 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
It pushes down on my shoulders. it bends my neck sideways, pulls my ears, squeezes my lips and cheeks out of shape bends my skull and crosses my bleeding eyes. Anger scrapes the skin off my cheekbone,
by ruleoflaw
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 09:25 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
Okay, so I don't have a lot of time. But I was stuck in traffic today and got to hear 90% of President Obama's defense speech today. First of all, I can't think of another person on the planet who ...
by Nashville fan
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu May 23, 2013 at 04:57 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
As you may remember, David Brooks has been teaching a course on "Humility" at Yale this semester. Always a master of hilarious, unintentional irony, Brooks' students were required to read [his own ...
by Upper West
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:22 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
There has been all kinds of talk about where we fail ourselves here lately. Lot's of talk about those who have left this site because we did not do well enough. Fears that we are losing it as a ...
by StellaRay
Comment Count 55 comments on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:19 PM PST with 73 Recommends
So yeah, I might qualify as the president of the Bernie Sanders fan club, but I know I'd have stiff competition. And yeah, if a political hero is possible, mine is Mr. Sanders. And you know, it's ...
by StellaRay
Comment Count 39 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:44 PM PST with 36 Recommends
Oh but it was just a joke you see, a rhetorical flourish . From USA Today (12/11/12): "It's a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the 'reduction to the absurd,'" ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 209 comments on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 05:36 AM PST with 78 Recommends