Labor Day

Happy Labor Day to everyone.Let's take a moment and reflect on this day. I've always made a living using my mind, whether as a bookstore manager, wholesale purchaser, writer, editor, teacher, speaker, or spiritual counselor. I'm very fortunate to do so, and I try to remember that I stand on the shoulders of many ancestors and others who built the world we live in with the hard sweat of their bodies. Today, let's remember that no one is wealthy, or privileged, or successfull, alone — we all s … [Read more...]

Robert M. Hutchins on Unread Books

"To put an end to the spirit of inquiry that has characterized the West it is not necessary to burn the books. All we have to do is to leave them unread for a few generations." — Robert M. Hutchins, The Great Conversation: The Substance of a Liberal Education … [Read more...]