Category Archives: public morality

drugs

      “We should treat with indulgence every human folly, failing, and vice, bearing in mind that what we have before us are simply our own failings, follies, and vices. For they are just the failings of mankind to … Continue reading

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“vanity of vanities; all is vanity”

    The news depresses me. It is too much, far too much, about trivialities presented as matters of grave concern to the nation and body politic. It is not informative and instructive and is in fact rebarbative. It induces … Continue reading

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“it all depends on where you draw the line”

      My high school English teacher, Robert W. Tighe, was a wonderful teacher and a learned man in the humanities. He also was equipped with practical knowledge and wisdom, the sort that could be applied to everyday affairs … Continue reading

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the punishment of Anthony Weiner

    Roger W. Smith email to Anthony Weiner September 27, 2017     Dear Mr. Weiner, I feel terribly sorry for you. YOU are a victim. Of malicious prosecutors and an inhuman judge. Who refuse to acknowledge your contrition … Continue reading

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“sick minds”

        O Rose thou art sick. The invisible worm, That flies in the night In the howling storm: Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy: And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy. — William … Continue reading

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the sacking of Billy Bush

    Who is Billy Bush? The nephew of former President George H.W. Bush. The cousin of former President George W. Bush. A former anchor of Access Hollywood, a weekly television program, and the former host of a nationally syndicated … Continue reading

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unfit to become president?

      Here goes. I want to make a point or two now, while the topic is totally dominating the news and, it seems, is the main topic of practically every conversation. I have no doubt that few readers … Continue reading

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