The “Bloody English” is a well-deserved moniker

Mantel conjures the world under the reign of Henry VIII and delivers Thomas Cromwell, in all of his complexity, to us as a sort of gift that keeps giving. If we can understand Cromwell, then maybe we can learn to understand ourselves.


A Perfect Mystery

Life unfolds noisily at the warp speed of a page-turning mystery novel. With many nuances, twists and hairpin turns, you never know what is around the next bend.


September 2021 - Manifest Reality

We are manifesting reality by spreading good news. This month we focus on education, the power of mystery and why we believe the things we do.  

 


Look for the Light

"If we do not believe that something positive and larger than ourselves can be created from the deaths and destruction of 9/11, then we have only anger, pain, or bitterness to sustain us in our recollections of that day." -- September 12, 2011


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Come September

Even though it has been many years since I've been in a classroom, when September comes, I can’t shake the feeling that I belong in school. It’s ironic that I should feel this way because I hated school.


Books We Love: The Antidote to Thinking Like an Idiot

G.K. Chesterton’s Heretics and Orthodoxy is two books, two collections of essays, in one volume, containing some of the most powerful thinking that the world has ever seen. Chesterton is often categorized as a “Catholic” writer but that is a shallow assessment. From Dickens to Whistler, Chesterton lambasts the great thinkers of his time and in some cases makes mincemeat of notable writers including, but not limited to, Robert Browning, Rudyard Kipling H.G. Wells and George Bernard Shaw.


Libraries We Love – Taking Care of Business

Each month, we profile a library: Large, small, urban, rural, post-modern, quaint or neo-classic. This month Patricia Vaccarino writes about the amazing array of business resources that libraries offer to entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses. Whether you are a fledgling freelancer, a homespun mom and pop shop, a small business getting ready to scale in size, or the next emerging technology giant, your local public library is there to serve you. 


Building Back Better: The U.S. Department of Transportation

Barbara Lloyd McMichael’s monthly column examines the impact of the Biden Administration’s Building Back Better initiative.