"Irrelevant Character Flaws?"

There is an interesting article in the October issue of “The Atlantic” titled, “Sex and the Married Politician.” http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/10/sex-and-the-married-politician/8629/Early on, the author raises the issue of being able to distinguish between “relevant and irrelevant character flaws” when it comes to politicians’ personal lives. It’s a good article on the whole, but I must beg to…… Continue reading "Irrelevant Character Flaws?"

The New Year’s Call to Forgiveness

Regardless of what month the secular calendar shows, religious traditions have their own ways of marking time.  For example, for Christians, the new year actually begins sometime in late November/early December, with the first Sunday in Advent.  For Jews, the new year actually begins today, with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah.  Anyone who was not…… Continue reading The New Year’s Call to Forgiveness