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American Hubris?

Hubris Recently, I heard on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show a statement that american hubris is a serious problem for America. Her guest, Godfrey Hodgson, had recently written a book entitled “The Myth of American Exceptionalism” where he explains that the U.S. is not as exceptional as it often believes. As Mr. Hodgson was being interviewed […]

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Hunting, College and Dad

My First Guest Writer Rich Burnett, the author of the following “guest blog” is a friend of mine from college. We were, in those days, hunters by necessity. We would hunt and bring the game home for a good meal that evening. Some of the best meals I had while in college were those made […]

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Philoptochos And Charity

Questions about why we humans do charity.

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A Question About Bush And Thinking

Do you try to make your thinking fit reality OR do you try to make reality fit your thinking? This is a question I first heard posed by Richard Paul.  I have found it to be an interesting question, especially  during the past eight years, where I found myself wondering about the thinking being done […]

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Why R2

What’s the meaning of the name R2 for the blog?

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Business Cards

Why “business cards” when you don’t have a business.

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Poetry And Obama

A new poem and connection to President-elect Obama

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New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve for R2 and Dog-Eared Pages.

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New Job!

Ron Rogers’ thoughts about his new 2009 job.

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Hello world!

The first attempt at blogging.

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