Wisdom Wherever You Find It: Say Something

Wisdom Wherever You Find It: Say Something

Carol Davidson was my mother-in-law. She was born and raised in the badlands of New York City and managed to maintain her accent, her elbows and her pithy observations despite being exiled to Virginia as a young bride. Carol was a mere slip of a thing, as much a...
Wisdom Wherever You Find It | Time Enough for Love

Wisdom Wherever You Find It | Time Enough for Love

It is hard for producers of news programs to decide which fatal circumstances to put at the top of the hour. By the time you get to the happy story about the kid or the dog at the end, it is easy to wonder if it’s even worth it. For the individual who begins with a...
Wisdom Wherever You Find It | Go Deep

Wisdom Wherever You Find It | Go Deep

Conservative Christian talk-show host Tony Beam’s words may be a dangerous and divisive statement in today’s political climate. Indeed, there are plenty of people on the right and the left who may take them as “fightin’ words.” I consider them wise. Here is what he...
Wisdom Wherever You Find it: Moral Utility

Wisdom Wherever You Find it: Moral Utility

My little black book of quotations has multiple entries from multiple people. Often, it is because a speech or essay contains more than one observation that demanded residence in my memory. Sometimes, it is because a person has an astonishingly consistent talent for...