Category: humility

A Rueful Thought

     “A man’s got to know his limitations.” – Magnum Force      I’ve often ranted about one or another of the virtues, with emphasis laid on the nature of true charity and the importance of humility. However, I don’t want my Gentle Readers to think I consider myself a paragon of those virtues. It’s just …

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A Strong Sense Of Confidence?

     We know – those of us who’ve been around, at least – that that’s always an invitation to a visit from the Flying Purple Shaft:      Governor Kathy Hochul is taking a page out of Charlie Crist’s book and alienating voters. Yesterday Hochul, who is running for reelection against GOP pick Lee Zeldin, told …

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The Ever-Trendy Faith

     Gerard van der Leun has a typically excellent essay up today. It’s so good that I almost feel as if I’m committing an offense against the proprieties by pull-quoting it, but…well…maybe the authorities will look the other way:      Back in 2006 National Geographic and other media echo chambers thought enough of this “discovery” …

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Humility And Confidence

     Do those two qualities sound mutually exclusive to you? They’re not, though quite a lot of people think they are. In fact, they complement one another to an extent that only experience can adequately illuminate.      No, no political blather today. This is more important. ***      I’d bet that most of my Gentle …

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The Corpse Walk

     An old metaphor for an attitude of gleeful, even vindictive opportunism is “he’d walk over his colleagues’ corpses.” I’ve used it rather frequently in recent years. There are a lot of conscience-challenged opportunists in the world. They make their presence known when disaster befalls others.      I’ve seen a lot of corpse-walking lately, especially …

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