Thanksgiving, the Via Negativa

Today is Thanksgiving. It is a secular holiday, but nevertheless, Thanksgiving is sacred to most Americans.   Many of us are writing, posting memes, outwardly expressing the things that we are thankful for.   That is nice. It is conscientious, appropriate. We have much to be thankful for.   A heartfelt expression of gratitude is […]

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Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day, November 11th.   I am a veteran, as is my father, and some few of my friends (very few).   From the end of World War I, until 1954, we celebrated this day as Armistice Day, as a remembrance of that moment in that first great-global conflict, when the fighting stopped […]

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On the Freedom to Marry – Part XVI

When the legal analysis failed, and court after court has rejected the arguments for discriminating against gay people. When the social analysis has been brought in and we are forced to think objectively about the vast numbers of actual people who would be disenfranchised if these discriminatory laws were to return, the real motivation behind […]

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