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 isĀ 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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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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