Archive for November 2014

Thanksgiving Reflection III: Unbought Grace

Hidden Springs Lane. It’s raining. Yesterday we were told to expect 4-8 inches of snow. I was looking forward to the snow. Getting a good snow for Thanksgiving somehow seemed like a good idea. A cessation of movement. A chance to be home wi...

Thanksgiving Reflection II: Modestly Thankful

I am ambivalent about Thanksgiving. Giving thanks is not a problem though I am sure I could show more gratitude especially when stuck behind some driver in the passing lane who doesn’t know how highways work. I am one of those Protestants w...

Thanksgiving Reflections I

[Editor’s note] President Washington, in his original Thanksgiving Day proclamation, insisted it the “duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God,” and to be “grateful for His benefits.” W...

A Localist View of Ferguson

I’ve had a number of students over the past few days ask me for my opinion of the events in Ferguson, MO. They register shock when I tell them I don’t have one. “You see,” I  say, “Ferguson is not my place. I d...

A Good Wife

“Nothing is better for man than a good wife…” Hesiod, Works and Days One might wonder whether that is an overstatement. It was once suggested to me that Thanksgiving is a good time to focus on one thing for which we are grateful. It n...

New Managing Editor

I am pleased to announce J. Arthur Bloom will be the new managing editor at FPR. Jordan comes to us with a great deal of experience both as an editor and with blogs, and has demonstrated a deep commitment to the ideas and principles we shar...