Category Archives: States of our Unions

Three Branches Two Houses

Many of us know that there are three branches of the United States government: Executive, Legislative, Judiciary; and that there are two Houses in (legislative) Congress: Senate and House. Many of us don’t know the roles and responsibilities of each. … Continue reading

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Show Me, Don’t Tell Me

Trump said, ‘I don’t know him very well,’ speaking of his son-in-law and White House Senior Adviser. Satire from The Borowitz Report Fortune, The Many Roles Held by Jared Kushner  

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World War I and American Art

The Exhibit at The Frist Center For The Visual Arts in Nashville through January 21, 2018 Today, nearly a century after it ended, World War I (1914–1918) remains a stark example of how far modern civilization can descend into violence. … Continue reading

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Force and Counter-force

Introduction Tao Te Ching – Chapter 30 Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men doesn’t try to force issues or defeat enemies by force of arms. For every force there is a counterforce. Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Improve The World?

Introduction Tao Te Ching – Chapter 29 Do you want to improve the world? I don’t think it can be done. The world is sacred. It can’t be improved. If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it. If you treat … Continue reading

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Love Prevails

Introduction Tao Te Ching – Chapter 28 Know the male, yet keep to the female: receive the world in your arms. If you receive the world, the Tao will never leave you and you will be like a little child. … Continue reading

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Four Great Powers

Introduction Tao Te Ching – Chapter 25 There was something formless and perfect before the universe was born. It is serene. Empty. Solitary. Unchanging. Infinite. Eternally present. It is the mother of the universe. For lack of a better name, … Continue reading

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