In a Time of Trumpery

A term more relevant (and chilling) now than ever. “Trumpery” trump·er·y | ˈtrəmp(ə)rē | archaic noun (plural trumperies) attractive articles of little value or use.  • practices or beliefs that…

Self-reliance

Self-reliance and the sacred/secular life In his still-reliable and still-relevant essay from 1839, “Self-Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) preaches the gospel of genius in each individual. “To believe your own…

Walt Whitman at 200

Whitman was born 200 years ago this month (May 31, 1819). Today’s column in the Citizen-Times (page one; page two) presented his resounding voice as it needs to be heard, calling…