In his eulogy for Henry Thoreau in May 1862, Emerson quotes his friend as saying: “Nothing is so much to […]
Mountain Summer Evening
A video, less than a minute, capturing the peace that cannot be captured.
This concept of “Christian Supremacy” came to me this morning as I was contemplating (with agitation) several of the latest […]
New Book is #1 in Two Categories!
My new book, Broken Bridges is now at the top of the charts on Amazon in these categories: #1 in […]
Humboldt at the Smithsonian
Take a guided tour, led by the Curator, through the fascinating new Alexander von Humboldt exhibition at the Smithsonian American […]
How to Get the Most Life
“The scenery, when it is truly seen, reacts on the life of the seer. How to live. How to get […]
Douglass on True Religious Liberty
I think it’s always good to go back and read the July 5th, 1852 speech given by Frederick Douglass in […]
The U.S. Supreme Court has been all over the map with rulings these days. Some good decisions, in my opinion, […]
I just came across this quote from Lincoln who spoke these words in Baltimore one year before the end of […]
Saunter on the Blue Ridge
Our drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway today brought us to the trailhead for a hike up Mount Pisgah. Of […]
New Book Published!
My newest book, Broken Bridges, is now available on Amazon in paperback and ebook! Today the book is the #1 […]
Before the rain, in the rain, after the rain. . .great fragility of beauty.