Better than Any Camera

Better than Any Camera

“Imagining is within our power whenever we wish.” Aristotle, On the Soul Studying human nature often gives occasion for wonder and gratitude. This line from Aristotle really struck me. We have been studying what he calls the interior sense powers. One of them is the...
Seeking Memory Eternal

Seeking Memory Eternal

“May his memory be eternal.” “Vichnaya Pamyat.” (in Ukrainian) Traditional Byzantine Prayer for the Dead It seems that in this prayer for the dead we are really at the heart of life. Just as we are on Ash Wednesday. We ask that there be memory: indeed an...
Telling the Stories of Your Ancestors

Telling the Stories of Your Ancestors

“If we want our children to grow up strong, secure, and upright…; if we want to show them paths out of moral chaos, we should scour our family histories and tell them stories of the heroes we find there.” William Raspberry* These words really struck...
Surfing into Forgetfulness

Surfing into Forgetfulness

“And wicked men seek for people with whom to spend their days, and shun themselves; for they remember many a grievous deed when they are by themselves, but when they are with others they are disposed to forget.” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, IX The wicked find it...

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