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A Thousand Days

I visited an acquaintance of mine about two weeks ago. He happens to own a used bookstore. Of course I have far too many books now, but there’s always room for another good find. We talked for a bit about…

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The Paradox of Tolerance

The essayist William Hazlitt wrote, “We may be intolerant even in advocating the cause of Toleration, and so bent on making proselytes to free-thinking as to allow no one to think freely but ourselves.” Hazlitt was anticipating what we’ve come…

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David Foster Wallace on Freedom and The Value of a Real Education

This, I submit, is the freedom of a real education, of learning how to be well adjusted. You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship. — David Foster Wallace It’s graduation…

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What Type of Bourbon Drinker Are You?

A good friend of mine started a blog that’s about Bourbon and the art and craft of making it and enjoying it. Take a look and follow his blog. Thanks! So when I set out to create The Bourboneer (see…

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