The Cross in Times Square

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“How beautiful it would be for someone who could not read.” That was Chesterton’s witty response to the blazing advertisements and gaudy lights of Times Square. As ostentatious as the square may have been in Chesterton’s day, I can only imagine what would be his reaction to the . . . . Continue Reading »

ADHD and an Absolute Unmixed Attention

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There has been a bit of back and forth recently at Psychology Today concerning the prevalence of ADHD in school-aged children in the U.S. and France. Here at First Thoughts , Collin Garbarino reported the opening piece by Marilyn Wedge and offered his own controversial opinion on the matter. Since . . . . Continue Reading »

Can Bluegrass Save Your Mortal Soul?

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Today marks the first anniversary of the death of the blind flat-picking guitar master and folk legend Arthel “Doc” Watson. Kent Gustavson, author of the Watson biography Blind But Now I See, offers a fitting tribute over at bluegrasstoday.com , enumerating five “Doc Watson . . . . Continue Reading »