Virtue of the Week: Knowledge

THE SHEPHERD STORY A shepherd was tending his flock in a field, when a new sports car screeched to a stop on the road nearby in a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in expensive designer clothes and sunglasses, leans out of the window and shouts over to the shepherd, “If I tell […]

Virtue of the Week: Knowledge

The Death of Common Sense By Lori Borgman Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having […]

Virtue of the Week: Knowledge

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to […]

Virtue of the Week: Knowledge

The Death of Common Sense By Lori Borgman Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having […]

A Five Alarm Fire

Rescuing our kids from the toxic cultural fire they are being raised in. We live in a drastically different world than the one our parents and we adults grew up in. There are a lot more pressures and distractions on today’s youth. Post Modernism, rapid technological developments, our struggling economy, the disintegration of the family, […]

The Learning Virtues

By David Brooks Jin Li grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution. When the madness was over, the Chinese awoke to discover that far from overleaping the West, they were “economically destitute and culturally barren.” This inspired an arduous catch-up campaign. Students were recruited to learn what the West had to offer. Li was […]

Don’t Let Your Boys Grow up to Be “Guys”

By Bruce E. Brown Boys Little boys are like puppies. Most of the time they are easy going, and they spend a lot of time playing and sleeping. For the most part, they are very cute. They are inquisitive, adventurous, free spirited and seem to grow every day. Just like puppies, boys slop their food […]

Knowledge-We Have Just Enough To Be Dangerous

It has been said that “The tools we shape in time shape us.” Mankind has been pursuing knowledge to shape new tools with no connection to wisdom for a long time and those tools are starting to come back and bite us in the posterior. We have learned just enough to be dangerous. Sure, there […]

The Frankenstein Metaphor

Regardless of a person’s age, everyone remembers the movies about Frankenstein, the monster created by the ambition of a lone scientist from dismembered and dead bodies. What may not be known is that the Frankenstein tale was not intended as a typical horror story, but a commentary on the society of the time, a metaphor. […]

On Having a Humble Opinion of Oneself

An interpretation of works by Thomas Kempis EVERY man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without putting that knowledge to work by living virtuously? A humble ignorant man who lives a virtuous life is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study about all manners of worldly knowledge. A man […]