Dwelling Together

I remember the days of old when we used to “dwell” together as our little nuclear family.  The house was full and strewn about with toys, shoes, personal items, and coats. What a mess!  What a joy! Today as Michal and I ramble around in a house that is empty of children, I wonder at …

Atlas Shrugged

It’s all about you, you know! Atlas Shrugged is a 1957 novel by Ayn Rand. In it, her ethical philosophy of rational selfishness — on which her admiration for successful businessmen and her impassioned defense of capitalism rest — constituted a radical challenge to the dominant beliefs of the culture. Rejecting the prevailing ideas that …

Toxic Masculinity?

It is no secret that segments of our society want to neuter men.  Beginning with an attack on boys who play with toy guns, continuing with the “participation trophy” mantra which decries completion and makes everyone equal winners/losers, to the now intentional de-gendering dynamic in public schools that insists we cannot “assign” gender to boys …