Monsters

The other day, I glimpsed a movie scene of a dragon, breathing fire. Its hide was thick and thorny, its teeth bared sharp and spiky.   Some humans, they were trying to gun it down, the monstrous thing. But the pelts, the bullets, the shots that were fired just bounced off of the dragon’s hide. […]

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17 Lessons from 2017

I scavenged my Journal for things I learned this year, and here’s what I found (entry dates in parentheses): “I am starting to see that the key thing—the key process—is forgiveness. The world is cold and dark and unfair and judgmental and bitter, and at some point you shall become all of these things too. […]

Wisdom of Aurelius: 30 Quotes to Live By

“Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.” — Henry Clay … I am a great admirer of people with impeccable character and moral uprightness, or those who are at least striving to hone such qualities in themselves. Lawrence Kohlberg, well-known for his theory of […]