Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.
The uplands of my home country in north central Kentucky are sloping and easily eroded, dependent for safekeeping upon year-round cover of perennial plants.
Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?
But the question is a matter of the survival and the teaching. That’s what our work comes down to. No matter where we key into it, it’s the same work, just different pieces of ourselves doing it.
In a way, women are a psychic immigrant group.
Harry Truman wrote scathing letters, but he almost never sent them.
Racial segregation in the South not only separated the races, but it separated the South from the rest of the country.
Foreign policy – dealing as it does with the most charged political subjects of all, the safety and dignity of the nation – will always be political terrain particularly vulnerable to distortion and demagoguery.
Eisenhower was quite supportive of Kennedy and Johnson in terms of foreign policy.
There are more truths in twenty-four hours of a man’s life than in all the philosophies.