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Penguin Lessons

Back to school time always reminds me of teachers. Let me introduce one of my favorites.
          The first college class of my freshman year, Honors English, met on the third floor of the massive old stone administration building.  743 more words


Ethics of Abortion

In today’s society there are very few ethical issues with the ability to divide members of a community quite as thoroughly as abortion.  In the present day, abortion has become more common for a number of reasons: sex is being seen as more for pleasure than procreation, women have a greater social and legal status, low child mortality has reduced the need for so many children, and foetal abnormalities can now be detected. 2,714 more words


Abortion - a tricky subject

If there was ever subject to cause the most stoic of philosopher to shudder it is the discussion surrounding abortion. It is an awfully complicated matter and is often the place where sensible and reasonable discussion goes to die. 760 more words

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Rosy Maple Moth

I found this beautiful moth on the road today…

The moth reminded me of a poem I hadn’t thought about in years. I was lurking in my high school library when I stumbled across a dusty old book that probably hadn’t been cracked in decades. 410 more words


Week 46: America

Happy Independence Day, dear American readers. Almost two hundred and forty years ago, you picked up the ball and ran with it. As the dust settled, you produced the Declaration of Independence, one of the best pieces of aspirational prose ever produced. 1,052 more words