Tag Archives: honor

Speak No Ill Of The Dead

Since before the time I have blogged about it, or blogged about anything at all, I have been fascinated by the role of death in reputation, and yesterday provided two very distinct occasions where I had cause to ponder about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manthology

Manthology:  What Makes A Good Man In The Modern World, by Jim Misner Being a man in the contemporary world is not easy.  We live in an age that still depends for what little hope it has on men being … Continue reading

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Just A Little Bit Caught In The Middle

About two decades ago or so I visited the country of Ghana, and while I was there I had the opportunity to talk with a taxi driver who was somewhat bitter about his experiences in the United States before being … Continue reading

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Place In This World

1991 was a banner year for Christian contemporary music [1].  Amy Grant had several hits, giving her a place in the pop mainstream that she would be able to maintain through the next few albums throughout the rest of the … Continue reading

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This Thing Of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine

It may be a somewhat widespread opinion, but one of my favorite plays by William Shakespeare (among many excellent ones) has been, as long as I have been familiar with it, The Tempest.  As someone who appreciates discussing matters of … Continue reading

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Dalla Dalla, Or Different Just Like Everybody Else

In life there are at least two kinds of difference.  There are differences we choose for ourselves and those differences that are forced on us by others.  And, as might be imagined, we tend to feel very differently about those … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Course Of Honor

The Course Of Honor, by Lindsey Davis Sometimes writing books leads you to write others books.  This seems to be the case here, as the author, while doing background research for one of her Roman mystery series (one I have … Continue reading

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Arrogance Up And Down

The noted popularizer Nassim Nicholas Taleb made a comment about the English language that I thought was worthy of unpackaging a bit, and that was a complaint in his collection of aphorisms The Bed Of Procrustes that there was no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler:  The Untold Account Of His Life, Wartime Activities, and the Story Behind The List, by David M. Crowe For readers whose only familiarity with the life and times of Oskar Schindler is through their familiarity the Spielberg movie … Continue reading

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πράος / וַתְרָנִי

Meekness is a virtue easier preached than practiced.  That is certainly true of all of the virtues, but the virtue of meekness presents special difficulties that make it especially hard to practice well.  With most virtues, we have a good … Continue reading

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