On my drive back from Cleveland, Tennessee, I listened to Michael Lewis’s book on tornadoes, NOAA, and the National Weather Service — The Coming Storm. (Available only on Audiobook. I think it is a precursor to his new book The Fifth Risk.) Arkansas is no Oklahoma but it is still right in the path of Tornadoes. Growing…

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Today I will drive to Cleveland, Tennessee to visit my sister. In the car alone I will have a lot of quiet time. Not quite silence, but time to think. Mother Teresa said, “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.” Silence is…

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I’ve been in a car five days out of the last twelve so my body looked forward to this morning’s session with my yoga master. While she stretched and pulled my muscles to reintroduce them to the rest of my body and put them back into their rightful places, I thought to myself how do…

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Suzy and I are home from our time visiting Fort Ticonderoga and a week at the Chautauqua Institution, an experience I recommend to anyone from any place and of any age. New York and Pennsylvania are big states with much more going for them than New York City and Philadelphia. Get away from the cities…

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Pluralism is a condition or system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist. One of yesterday’s lectures at Chautauqua was called “The Three Problems of Pluralism,” and was about the Masterpiece Cakeshop case recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Those of you who are not familiar with the case…

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