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Community and Opportunity

Over twenty-five centuries ago, the Greek philosopher Alcaeus accurately observed, “Not house finely roofed or the stones of walls well-builded, nor canals and dockyards, make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.” The “slums and slurbs” to which we … Continue reading

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Conviction or Intensity?

“The good lack all conviction while the worst are filled with passionate intensity.”  William Butler Yeats Intensity is often mistaken for conviction.  Intensity is also often mistaken for “proof of knowledge”.  Those error of perception give unwarranted credence to those who practice … Continue reading

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