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Inside the mind of the founder of modern conservatism

William F. Buckley, Jr. is a fascinating character. In some ways, he and Martin Luther are two of the most fascinating characters to me in the past 500 years.  They have some similarities. I realize this can be an odd statement on the surface, considering that Buckley was Catholic while Martin Luther castigated the Catholic […]

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Washington: an imperfect man but a true servant

“In surrendering the presidency after two terms and overseeing a smooth transition of power, Washington had demonstrated that the president was merely the servant of the people.”–Ron Chernow in “Washington: A Life” After watching the series “Turn: Washington’s Spies” last summer, I grew more interested in learning about George Washington.  He’s revered and even at […]

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White collar workers’ bubble

It seems that many white-collar workers think that just about everyone can just work remotely. We’ve seen that recently with the big hype about Covid-19, social distancing, and working from home. Columnist Michael Strain writes in Bloomberg and National Review about remote work being overhyped and emphasizes that the future of work is still going […]

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Thoughts on churches opening despite executive orders

A few thoughts regarding the debate on whether churches should oppose and go against a governor’s executive order that says churches should close: Church members should do their best to follow and support their pastors and other leaders who have been entrusted with this type of decision making. Churches and church members shouldn’t fight against […]

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Whipping the golden goose

Originally posted November 25, 2017. I still remember that one scary line in an email from my supervisor early in my management career. “That can’t happen again.” It was a short email with three sentences, and a couple other managers were copied on that message. I was informed that one of my employees had confronted […]