“Do not get the reputation for being a malcontent.” This is the fourth of six admonitions to myself as stated in my personal credo. A malcontent is someone who complains about how bad things are when they are, in fact, not bad at all. It’s an easy trap to fall
Month: November 2021
The Bible teaches us that we are all sinners, capable of cruelty, injustice, and selfishness. David’s behavior toward Bathsheba and her husband Uriah did not border on the criminal; it was criminal. Not all of us cross the line over to behavior that identifies us as a miscreant. Synonyms for
Do you remember when Howard Dean was running for President in 2004? After losing the Iowa caucuses, he gave a fiery speech to his supporters. At the end of the speech, he let out an enthusiastic scream/screech, “Yeah.” The video clip of the Dean scream was aired hundreds of times.
A few days ago, I introduced my personal credo that I composed about thirty years ago. We here at A Better Angel believe that character is everything, and if one wants to be a person of character, one must have some idea of what that means. Character does not happen
On November 19, 1863, Edward Everett, perhaps the greatest orator in America in his time stood before a crowd of 15,000 people and wowed them with a two-hour speech. When he finished, the crowd gave him a rousing round of applause. The next speaker moved to the podium and gave