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An Eye for an Eye?

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here The late Scottish actor Sean Connery won his only Academy Award playing a hard-nosed, incorruptible Irish cop in The Untouchables. Early in the film he schools a frustrated Elliot Ness, who has been thwarted at every turn in his efforts to stamp out organized crime.  “You wanna know how to get Capone?  They… Read more »

The Code Duello

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. In the movies, when one gentleman offends or insults another, they immediately “throw down.” I challenge you to a duel!  And just like that, out come the swords or pistols or some other means of settling things, usually with fatal consequences. But that’s not how dueling happened in real life.  According to historian Scott… Read more »

A Chance to Vote

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 Zachary Taylor never voted in a U.S. presidential election until he was 64 years old. That’s when the career military officer cast a ballot for himself in the 1848 election that sent him to the White House as America’s 12th chief executive.  But the record for a presidential candidate voting late in life for the first time is probably held by Nelson… Read more »