Think back over the conversations you have had over the past couple weeks.  What were they about?  What was the subject matter?  Did you ever go deep?  By going deep, I mean did you ever talk about something other than gossip, sports, a TV show, A movie, your latest personal

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

On March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln stood on the eastern steps of the U.S. Capitol and delivered his First Inaugural Address.  After his election in November, seven Southern states, intent on preserving slavery, seceded from the Union.  Lincoln’s plea from the Capitol steps was that cooler, more rational heads would