Tag Archives: Freedom

In Solidarity

  Today in Paris, the other shoe dropped. The satirical cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo has been under threat for years now from militant Islamists for “blasphemy.”  Their offices have been bombed, and the editor, Stephane Charbonnier, has lived since 2011 with a personal bodyguard. … Continue reading

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Second Guessing: The War Within

I have a tiny whisper that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of it is more than I can see. (with apologies to Robert Louis Stevenson) My tiny whisper goes in and out with me,  such a steady … Continue reading

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What Does Freedom Mean?

WordPress bloggers were challenged to write about this question just before the Fourth of July.  About the same time, before the Fourth, Krista Tippett, host of the PBS program “On Being”, rebroadcast a 2003 interview with philosopher and polymath Jacob … Continue reading

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Who Writes My Laws?

“No man’s error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.” — Thomas Hobbes For most of my life, I believed just the opposite. Any decision I made I was bound to as if it had been … Continue reading

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