Category Archives: Virtue

An Inheritance for Christmas Future

This was prepared for a 2018 family devotional collection on the theme of Christmas past, present, and future.  The observance of Christmas in Dickens story is the tableau upon which is built a morality play on the consequences of goodness … Continue reading

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Brett Walls’ Magnificent Journey against Locked In Syndrome and United Health Care Paralysis

CHICAGO — Two blocks east of Chicago’s posh Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue, in the shadow of the spectacular John Hancock skyscraper, sits the world’s leading hospital and research enterprise in physical medicine and rehabilitation, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. … Continue reading

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Trust Me

Trust has been in decline for many years.  I wrote about the decline in public trust in 2010, and just now on the NPOutlook Blog.  With charities trying to recover–like so many others–from the economic carnage of the last five years, … Continue reading

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On Memorial Day: My annual tribute to a soldier of the greatest generation

Memorial Day 2011 When I seek to honor the men and women of the armed forces who paid the ultimate price to fight for freedom and justice, I think of their peers and how they honor those who didn’t make … Continue reading

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Weighing Newt’s great presidential adventure

So Newt Gingrich has announced that he will be a candidate for president of the United States in 2012. In my view that is very good news for a Republican field that is anemic–candidates that have no hope, have no … Continue reading

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Arab Spring: Where will the air of freedom be breathed next?

The most nervous people in the Middle East today are the despotic leaders of Arab countries and those in their inner circle. Citizenry that we heretofore have never from are now joining protests in the streets of some of the … Continue reading

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Social grace, in Washington

In a comical episode of military brass interacting with official Washington, four-star General Peter Chiarelli,  the #2 general in the U.S. Army, showed decency and good humor when White House official Valerie Jarrett mistook him for a waiter (because of … Continue reading

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Goodness: hockey crowd rescues 8-year old anthemist

Goodness overcomes.

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The Search for Everyday Wisdom

Ever wake up realizing that what you really need for the week ahead is wisdom? If not, then you probably don’t have children, you don’t have a spouse or any meaningful relationships, you don’t face job challenges, you have endless … Continue reading

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Justice Dept should charge WikiLeaks’ Assange with sedition

Do our laws protect a troubled and dysfunctional Australian cultural renegade who ignores the accepted conventions of human decency, thumbs his nose at U.S. institutions, and posts on the Internet deep secrets of national defense and awkward details of diplomatic … Continue reading

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