Manners: One Major Reason Why

Manners: One Major Reason Why

“These people will also discover the seemingly insignificant conventions their predecessors have destroyed. Things like this: When it is proper for the young to be silent in front of their elders, when they should make way for them or stand up in their...
The Gift in One Man’s Death

The Gift in One Man’s Death

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Sir Walter Scott Damian P. Fedoryka, my wife’s father, passed from this life early in the morning July 26, 2022. His life, and his death, can teach me how to...
Dinner at Home: The Key Ingredient

Dinner at Home: The Key Ingredient

“When you coming home, dad?” “I don’t know when” But we’ll get together then You know we’ll have a good time then. Cat’s in the Cradle, song by Harry Chapin I wonder how many children—and let’s talk about households with the father in it —have the kind of...
Stronger than Fortune

Stronger than Fortune

“But the category of friends, which is truly the most holy of desirable things—this is not assigned to Fortune’s list but to Virtue’s.” Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy One of our greatest fears is of bad things that happen to our friends and loved ones. In a great...
Raising a Child Like the Little Prince

Raising a Child Like the Little Prince

“As for me,” said the little prince to himself, “if I had fifty-three minutes to spend as I liked, I should walk at my leisure toward a spring of fresh water.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince A merchant is selling special pills—one pill will quench thirst...

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