There is a relationship which is shared between our perspectives on truth, relationships with others, and opportunities to strengthen both. We live in a time when there is a lot of evangelizing going on with all manner of agenda, and an atmosphere in which recognizing and focusing on truth can sometimes be de-emphasized. In this environment we must ask ourselves who is evangelizing truth if not us, and how are we using our most powerful tool, our relationships, in the pursuit of honoring and strengthening truth?
It took me a while to get through this book only because life interrupted. If not, I surely would have been bleary-eyed at the end of a binge listening weekend. It would have been my loss as this book is meant to be savored like a fine wine in perfect union with an equally fine meal and milieu. Mr. Towles is a master, it is that good.
Welcome to the new website, complete with a new look and feel. I can hear you asking, “Why?” Simply put, it was time.
The old website had grown too cumbersome and slow, aside from looking dated as websites go. The decision to shift the hosting to a new provider for performance reasons opened the door. Soon, I started thinking about all the things I didn’t like aside from its speed and the hosting relationship. Before I knew it, I had a new site in mind, one that would …
I’ve re-engaged with an old hobby. It’s one of those things I got into years ago as a consumer enthusiast, meaning I am nowhere near being knowledgeable about it. I know that sounds strange, but I never really had the interest in going deep, I just wanted the benefit. In this case, that means I press a button and hear things. Yep, I am back into radio scanning.
I’ve recently re-adopted Feedly as a blog reading tool. Over the years I’ve used Feedly, Inoreader, and Flipboard. I haven’t used a blog aggregator since 2017, choosing instead to meander through the infoverse by momentary whim. Lately, however, I’ve decided to get more intentional about what I read.
Our grandchildren visited for a few days recently, and we did what families do. We talked, ate, played games, and got in a bit of outdoor activity. I am teaching the older ones a couple of family-safe card games, they are teaching me poker. Go figure. They were here several days and through it all it seemed someone was always telling a story.
A masterful dissection of the Constitutional Convention and the personalities, issues, and competitions that drove it. While the American constitution has long been heralded as a champion of human rights and aspirations, it is not perfect. There are some obvious questions that result from the end product, including why the slavery issue was not resolved and how separation of powers was intended to function vs. how it actually functions.