The Chains of Fools

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere," wrote Voltaire in 1767. I would imagine it is because they have so willingly chained themselves to the sophistry of the demagogues they admire and, without evidence, believe. For example, I listened to a man this week argue that drug abuse is rampant among people... Continue Reading →

Ten and poor

Recently, I sat for a few hours talking to a 98-year-old woman about her experiences in a small rural Wisconsin town. The woman is amazing and still sharp as a tack. For over 25 years she owned a grocery store in this town and every summer she and her husband extended credit to the local... Continue Reading →

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