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Myth and Countermyth

Today David Brooks tells us about the American foundational myth depicted on the dome of the Library of Congress.

It starts with a figure representing Egypt (written records) and then continues through Judea (religion), Greece (philosophy), Islam (physics), Italy (the fine arts), Germany (printing), Spain (discovery), England (literature), France (emancipation) and it culminates with America (science). 531 more words


Rock stealers confess in beautiful book.

I am a rock thief. I left Iceland with pebbles in my pocket, black lava stones that had been smoothed by the ocean, pieces of wild nature that fit into my palm. 201 more words


The idol of ideology, part 1: The desperation of the Supreme Court justification for Donald Trump

In the past week, the electoral tides have turned against Trump in a way that might be definitive. There are still 24 days until the election. 1,356 more words

4 Carb Myths Crushed!

For several years now, people have been believing the myths and thinking carbohydrates are evil. Some go so far as to say that ALL carbs are evil, no matter where they come from. 712 more words

Cooking Healthy Food

Talking Vikings at the Minnesota History Center

Last night I had the privilege of speaking at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul Minnesota. It is the home of the Minnesota Historical Society… 365 more words


Historicizing the Christian Nation Myth

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz frequently states in his campaign speeches that he wants to see America return to “the Judeo-Christian values that built this great nation.” The inclusion of “Judeo” in Judeo-Christian… 867 more words

Myth Of A Christian Nation