Last night at Chautauqua the discussion turned from politics, religion, and wedding cakes. One in our group said, “I believe that most humans need only two things — to have a purpose and to have someone, at least one person, who cares about me.” Her words stuck with me through the night and into this…

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Rain can’t spoil a vacation but it can certainly cause one to have to adjust. Chautauqua is a walking place where you walk from one event to another, and several of the best programs are held outdoors, but thunderclouds force me to adjust. Life is much the same where we think our day, week, and…

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Yesterday, Suzy and I listened to Douglass Laycock, Law Professor at UVA give a lecture on the free exercise of religion from “Martin Luther to Masterpiece Cakeshop.” It was really quite a good and informative talk about the history at the U.S. Supreme Court of the free exercise clause in the Bill of Rights. Unlike…

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Suzy and I for the last four days drove through Va., Pa, and NY to go to Fort Ticonderoga, and then across the state of New York to Chautauqua. One forgets that there are some big states on the east coast. Since Suzy doesn’t like Interstates we spent most of the driving on red, blue,…

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. —¬†Emerson. As an author I envy authors such as Emerson, Hemingway, and Faulkner for lots of reasons, but one is that they didn’t have to have a social media presence. Authors these days are…

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