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October 28, 2016

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

As usual, I reaped the biggest benefit from organizing and leading the Quarterly Discussion program. In light of the upcoming election, I devoted October’s discussion to presidential speeches. It was not surprising to hear discord, but the places that it arose did surprise me. All participants stated clear, direct, thoughtful comments that just happened to disagree in certain things.

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August 26, 2016

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s blog.

For the past few weeks, I have been reading presidential speeches. If you want inspiration at a time when – as many claim – spirit regarding politics is at a low point, I encourage you to read presidential speeches. Many of these addresses were given in times of great need, heartache, danger or fear. The leader’s voice comes through in these speeches as a leader of the many.

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