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The Olympic Tradition, Ritual and Poetry

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 3:22 PM

The ancient origins of the Olympics are shrouded in myth. Some of the oldest legends involve Hercules. Others tell us that the tradition of the games did not extend too far before Homer (c. 700-600 b.C.E.).

Partly because the ancients conceived of history in a manner different from the way...

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Of Catholics, Capitalism, and American Conservatism

(12) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 11:17 AM

Easter isn't over yet, at least not for Catholics. The Easter season will end this year on May 27 when the Church will celebrate Pentecost.

Instead of taking a lunch break, I go to mass daily at St. Patrick's Cathedral. It's a blessing to work six blocks from the place...

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Social Justice: Is Marriage Equality a Civil Right?

(39) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 12:19 PM

A few days after he vetoed marriage equality in the State of New Jersey, Chris Christie appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Christie became uncomfortable, aggressive, and arguably hostile after the surprise injection of Jonathan Capehart, an Opinion Writer with The Washington Post, into the conversation. Capehart, who is openly gay,...

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Is That All There Is? What Does Anything Mean?

(117) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 2:23 PM

Meaning entered the English language sometime close to 700 years ago. The word is a derivative from the Old English verb mænan, which traces its origin to the Proto-Indo-European root *men-, which the Online Etymology Dictionary defines as "think, remember, have one's mind aroused." The same Proto-Indo-European root is responsible...

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