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Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 25, 2014

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldon Emerson

Shout It From The Mountaintop

the end of the experiment?

I fell off the wagon with my Transcendentalism 2.0 project, at least insofar as my journaling was concerned. But I kept going with it, even if less systematically, and tonight I turned in my report. 1,252 more words

Transcendentalism 2.0

Ralph Emerson Meets Eminem

A week before Black Friday and the million man/woman march to watch Rome burn. You can Nero the end by turning away with a mediocre book read by firelight. 2,320 more words

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 18, 2014

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shout It From The Mountaintop

Shout it from the Mountaintop: November 17, 2014

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau

Shout It From The Mountaintop

Providential and Transcendent

[#17 in a semester-long series on “Religion in America.” Click here for the initial post, or here for the previous post; the syllabus is available on Academia.edu] 669 more words

Religion In America

Emily Dickenson -- One Of Our Greatest Poets

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson is often referred to as one of the most influential American Poets. She was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on December 10, 1830 and died in 1886 from what was called Bright’s disease (an ailment of the kidneys now called  279 more words