Cleaning House

Another box, full of seemingly mundane history. My mother saved her papers. All of them. If I forgot which birthday card I bought for her in 1998, I could relive the card-giving now. The process of cleaning out my mother's house went about as expected. I cleaned house once before when my father died. Both …

Map and Compass

"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it". Edmund Burke Edmund Burke, the great conservative thinker, believed that prudence is the first among virtues. He also said that we are dwarves on the shoulders of giants. Burke's conservatism was temperamental and not ideological. He was advising us that almost everything we face is …