Monthly Archives: August 2009

Of demons and dragons

“Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.”Charles Eames “You gotta pick your battles”.-Mom There are dragons at the drawbridge, there are demons inside … Continue reading

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From The Gift of Fire, by Richard Mitchell: Who is Socrates, Now That We Need Him?

Quoted from Mark Alexander’s wonderful Richard Mitchell web site:   When Benjamin Franklin was hardly more than a boy, but clearly a comer, he decided to achieve moral perfection. As guides in this enterprise, he chose Jesus and Socrates. One of his self-assigned rules for daily behavior was nothing more than this: "Imitate Jesus and [...] Continue reading

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