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Some Thoughts on Leonard Cohen – Going Home

Grand Rapids, MI Leonard Cohen has done his last show, composed his last song, and breathed his last breath. When the news popped up on the screen of my laptop that Leonard Cohen had died, I reflexively pulled down the old CD and played “Ha...

Charles Taylor’s Front Porch Democracy

In the wake of the election, Taylor (and the New Yorker!) advocate for some of the central ideas of “Porchism.” http://www.newyorker.com/culture/persons-of-interest/how-to-restore-your-faith-in-democracy

So Long, Leonard Cohen

One of the pleasures of living near the Canadian border is Canuck radio, which due to local content regulations (the good protectionism) plays a steady diet (varying greatly in nutritional value) of Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Keith Hamps...

The Triumph of “Buchananism”

Although President-Elect Donald Trump may have been insincere, when he insisted that he was only the “messenger” and not the personal cause of his sudden rise to political prominence over the last year, he was correct to say it....

This is Our Story

“For the man that is truly good and wise, we think, bears all the chances of life becomingly and always makes the best of circumstances…as a good shoemaker makes the best shoes out of the hides that are given him.” Aristotle, Nicomach...