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No Self-made Man am I

The temptation for folks my age with some success is to explain that we are “self-made”.  We proudly build our story around “starting with nothing” then we bloviate about the long hours we spent building our success one brick at a time.    I find most commencement speeches tripe or, at best, creative stories by …

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Political Moderation

We interrupt “This Much I Know” series for this unpaid, somewhat political announcement: I made my way through college by working for the Republican Party.  I’d spend summer and fall quarters campaigning, making the money to spend on winter and spring at Ohio State.  With my BA in Political Science, I started (what I thought …

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This Much I Know

Over the next few months, this blog will feature the very few things I’m sure about.  Below is my wire-frame.  Each month, I’ll get into a bit of background about how I arrived at such certainty, in each case. Blog August: Learning is a Virtuous Cycle I will share stories of those I’ve learned to …

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Drama and Instincts

I am an avid follower of current events and yet learning the following facts surprised me: Armed conflict and casualties from war in our world have decreased 90% over the last 100 years on a continually declining arc Violent crime in America is now about half what it was in 1993 World poverty is half …

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