I am a retired man. I have a B.A. with a major in history and minors in philosophy and literature. My original intention was to be a baptist minister, but I gave up that idea and went into printing, remaining in various aspects of that business for forty years.
I enjoy movies, mostly dramas, mysteries, comidies, and musicals. My wife and I enjoy the theater and the symphony. Politically I am a liberal. I have five children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Thu 12 Jan, 2006 12:04 am - For Whom the Bell Tolls
I read this book so long ago I'd dare not comment except to say that I remember enjoying it.
Three favorite Hemingway short stories that I've read recently:... (view)
Mon 9 Jan, 2006 08:16 pm - Sister Carrie
Gargamel, I know what you mean by Dreiser's philosophical interjections. I read the first 15 pages or so and got a taste of that, I think, within a page or two.
I am... (view)
Sun 8 Jan, 2006 10:20 pm - Theme--A Good Man Is Hard To Find
The theme of a story is its message.
The theme of A Good Man is Hard to Find is that God is gracious. The crucial line, near the end, is "the... (view)
Sun 8 Jan, 2006 09:47 pm - Asherman, I,too, have read Best American Short Stories of the Cetntury. I thought it gave me a good sense of where the short story had gone over the span of a hundred years. It also made me... (view)
Sun 21 Nov, 2004 01:11 pm - Locke and Natural Law
Debra-Law and Thinkfactory, Between the two of you Thinkfactory comes closer to my way of thinking about the relationship of Liberty to Justice.
However, where I differ... (view)
Sun 21 Nov, 2004 12:45 am - Liberty and Justice for all
What you say is one way of looking at the question. I take from your quotation of the declaration that you agree with its assertion that rights come... (view)
Sat 20 Nov, 2004 04:29 pm - The Law and Justice
IMO our ideas about the various virtues such as Liberty and Justice have evolved over time. For obvious reasons absolute liberty cannot be extended to all... (view)
Fri 19 Nov, 2004 10:12 pm - Justice is Fairness
We in the Western societies have generally considered Liberty to be our highest political virtue. We have been honing that virtue for a long time. Our right to Liberty is... (view)
Fri 19 Nov, 2004 09:52 pm - What is Justice?
Is justice the same thing as fairness?
If so, do we live in a just society?
Alternatively, is justice simply obedience to the law?
If so, who do the laws serve?... (view)