John Locke reminds us that the Latin rebellare means to “bring back again the state of war.” War, as Locke usefully defines it, is a state that ensues “when someone declares by word or action,” “as a matter of calm settled design,” “that he intends to end another man’s life,” or to “get another manContinue reading “The Real Rebels”
And the light shines in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:5 Traditionally, Christmas is a season of warmth and light. Even as the northern hemisphere reaches its darkest days, and the arctic blasts of January approach, the world sparkles with tinsel and smiles, and ubiquitous signs of universal good cheer. AtContinue reading “Christmas Cheer”
The trumpet’s loud clangor excites us to arms, with shrill notes of anger, and mortal alarms. The double double double beat of the thundering drum cries hark! the foes come; charge, charge, ’tis too late to retreat! John dryden, a song for st. cecilia’s day If you enjoy this blog, please share with friends!