The deep, sustaining beauty of relationships

“I awoke this morning with a devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. Shall I not call God the Beautiful, who daily showeth himself to me in his gifts? I chide society, I embrace solitude, and yet I am not so ungrateful as not to see the wise, the lovely, and theContinue reading “The deep, sustaining beauty of relationships”

A progressive racist

The “Presidential” podcast goes through each of our presidents to the present. Each one is interesting and the take in each particular episode is interesting. The podcast will take on the complicated narrative of each president, and Woodrow Wilson is a great example. He was a progressive politically. Teddy Roosevelt was another progressive president precedingContinue reading “A progressive racist”

Worth Your Time

I try to note what I’m reading or listening to personally, so I will try, from time to time, to share links to what is inspiring/challenging me. I keep coming back to Tish Harrison Warren and David French because week after week they write things that are continually worth reading to me. I subscribe toContinue reading “Worth Your Time”

Addicted to Success

I think a close cousin of being “addicted to success” is being addicted to relevance. It’s a problem. “It is often believed that President Teddy Roosevelt called social comparison the ‘thief of joy.’ Whether he said it or not, it’s true: researchers have long found that social comparison lowers our happiness. But you hardly needContinue reading “Addicted to Success”