Tag Archives: Morning Edition

The Mark of a Great Disciple

“The mark of a great ship handler is never getting in a situation that requires great ship handling skills” (Retired Admiral James Stavridis in his new book Sea Power). I heard this gem during an interview with Admiral Stavridis  on NPR’s … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry: “Do the Two Things You Can Do”

“We all come from divorce. This is an age of divorce.  Things that belong together have been taken apart. And you can’t put it all together.  What you can do, is the only thing you can do. Two things. Not … Continue reading

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Making the History We Want to Live in

The news this morning is particularly ugly — bombings, natural disasters, refugee crises, government corruption, nasty presidential primary politics, armed conflict in every corner. I am reminded of a post I wrote for this blog in 2013 which I am … Continue reading

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On Violins and School Buses

LIVING AS APPRENTICES  * The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is 273 years old. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its previous owner had kept the violin under his … Continue reading

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“Make the history you want to live in”

Today on the NPR program Morning Edition, historian Charles Emerson was discussing his new book 1913.  He made a comment that literally stopped me in my tracks to reach for a pen and paper:  “Make the history you want to live in.” Making … Continue reading

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There But for the Grace of God . . .

You never know where  and when you will find inspiration. This morning I was making the bed when I heard this story on the Morning Edition show on NPR.  John Rippo publishes a newsletter, Expresso, for frequenters of coffee shops.  One … Continue reading

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