The Democratic Convention isn’t happening until late August. That means that if Hillary and her minions can just shut up, the rest of us will have a lot of time to sit back and enjoy life post-civil war. We can call it the “Reconstruction Era,” and use the time to get to know each other again and reconstruct our old alliances. I’m looking forward to being just another Democrat, not one who is characterized by my race, age, or income level. But candidly, I’m looking forward even more to taking time away from Presidential politics. Call it taking time to enjoy a Sabbath day – or in this case, a Sabbath season. Call it taking time to enjoy some fresh air.
While the Party elders will be knee deep in reconstruction, I plan on returning to my own pursuits. My second novel is coming out shortly before the Convention. It is entitled “Moses the Heretic” and it deals primarily with religion generally and
My interest in Confucius involves trying to tease out a coherent philosophy that ties together the various strands of his thought. But to most of us, Confucius is known primarily though a series of seemingly unrelated quotations. These quotations have come to be seen as the pinnacle of wisdom for literally thousands of years; their relevance never dims, let alone ceases.
Accordingly, I would like to share one of these quotations. It has special relevance for those Democrats who are supporting the losing candidate in any of the primary elections, Presidential, Senatorial, or Congressional. I am thinking in particular about the 20 to 30 percent of the
Confucius says, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”