“Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.” — William James, 1842 – 1910 Two days after this hospital visit, to rehydrate Carter and get meds in his system, we returned to this animal hospital. And when we got home from that Valentine’s Day morning visit, I dug a big hole […]

What A Young Man Should Know

“What should a young male of 21 know, and what should he be able to do? There are no conclusive answers to those questions, but they are certainly worth asking. A young man should know how this country is run and how it got that way. He should know the Federalist Papers and de Tocqueville, […]

What A Human Should Be Able To Do

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook […]