Tag Archives: freedom

of life, liberty and literature

When virtue is mocked, when truth is denied, when character is demeaned and when self is promoted, there is no freedom to anticipate. Or to celebrate.

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Why I may celebrate Valentine’s Day

It’s hard to imagine a government can survive in an age of Twitter by trying to stamp out laughter and love.

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in praise of posters

Anyone who walks down a hall of flyers and posted notices knows the community is filled with people who are doing something and you are invited. It’s an emotional connection that says a lot is going on here. And you don’t have to have permission to do stuff.

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in memoriam: Joel A. Metts

I hung a flag out on the porch yesterday, as I always do for Memorial Day and the Forth of July. It’s the flag from my grandfather’s casket. Pop, as I knew him, was a gentle old man with a drinking problem. He returned from the Pacific after World War II, where he had served […]

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