I started pledging allegiance to the flag when I was a small child in elementary school, a ritual that I never questioned and that was just as much a part of the daily routine as lunch, recess, and reading from a primer about the riveting adventures of Dick, Jane, and Spot. 765 more words
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How beautifully and inspirationally our National Hymn ends. Like the best of hymnody, it invites solemnity, submission, and supplication.
Too often, as with many memorized recitations, we forget the depth of meaning: a call to submission to the lofty ideals the words express and the invocation of prayer that we might make our country ever more worthy of what we proclaim. 38 more words
It’s very easy to become a little self-absorbed when you first start a blog. You want to write things that people like. You want followers. You want to be discovered. 19 more words