So, About Charlottesville

The question is not: How to we stop noticing race. The question is: How to we prevent ourselves from allowing racism to run rampant and rip us apart? The answer has everything to do with who we allow to assign value, worth, and dignity to people.

In Charlottesville, we have a shameful snapshot of what happens when people begin to believe that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are up for grabs.

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the US election: so now what?

In the aftermath of this election — this national catharsis of fear and anger — the question is: What’s our course of action? Where do we go from here?

Believe it or not, this is one of those rare times when there is a clear-cut, universal, rock-solid, dirt-simple answer. Really.

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Clever and Lazy is Best

“I divide my officers into four classes; the clever, the lazy, the industrious, and the stupid. Each officer possesses at least two of these qualities. Those who are clever and industrious are fitted for the highest staff appointments. Use can be made of those who are stupid and lazy. The man who is clever and…

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How do I Judge Thee?

Let me count the ways. One. That’s all. Just one. I do not judge a person based on race. I do not judge a person based on economic status, gender, nationality, or religion. I judge a person based on one factor and one factor only: Interestingness. If you’re not unique, engaging, original, experienced, reflective, charming,…

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it is the road

“This life…is not righteousness, but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it; the process is not finished but it is going on. This is not the end but it is the road… —…

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