BEHIND MY WIFE’S GENTLE EXTERIOR, THERE BE DRAGONS

Here’s a sobering, albeit quirky, ‘thoughtlet’ I got from my wife this morning: Dreams are a dime a dozen. Martin Luther King had one. So did Ed McCurdy. He dreamt “that men had all agreed to put an end to war.” Let’s imagine that both their dreams have come true. And while we’re at it, … Continue reading BEHIND MY WIFE’S GENTLE EXTERIOR, THERE BE DRAGONS

AN ANALYSIS OF MIRACLES IN THREE AWKWARD PHILOSOPHICAL MOMENTS

I. What is a Law of the Land? Thomas Hobbes thought that in a state of nature there’s “no government at all, except the government of small families, the concord whereof dependeth on natural lust,”  I’m not sure the concord of families, if concord it be called, dependeth on natural lust. More likely it dependeth … Continue reading AN ANALYSIS OF MIRACLES IN THREE AWKWARD PHILOSOPHICAL MOMENTS