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My Mother’s Gift

My mother, Anne Springs Close, turns 92 tomorrow, and she remains, as she has been throughout my life, a source of inspiration and challenge. Her greatest gift to her children (though I hasten to say that I speak only for myself) may be an inability to accept things as they are. This gift is both ...

4 mins

Greedy Capitalists

Note to readers: While all my posts are edited by the estimable journalist (and my lifelong friend) Fitz McAden, some have so much of him in them that I need to name him as co-author. Such is the case with Greedy Capitalists.   The Quixotic Deacon recently attended a meeting with several other hopeless idealists ...

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