July 2018

A Good Death

A Good Death By Margaret Van Every   I’ve been thinking more about death lately. Three people I knew died in the same week, not to mention Philip Roth—as though there was a special incentive to take advantage of just that week. Two of the three died quickly before they even saw it coming, no

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History 101

History 101 Courtesy of Hank Shiver Thomas Paine   “History is to ascribe the American Revolution to Thomas Paine.” —John Adams (1776) “Tom Paine has almost no influence on present-day thinking in the United States because he is unknown to the average citizen. Perhaps I might say right here that this is a national loss and

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