Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Personal Ruthian* Traditions That We Need To Abandon

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD This year Aaron Judge broke the professional home run record for the American League. He broke the record held by Roger Maris. Perhaps you have never heard of Roger Maris, but any serious fan of professional baseball sure has. He is famously known as the right fielder for the New York Yankees, […]

Leaving My “Lunch” On The Streets of Philadelphia!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A few years back, when we lived in Maryland,  my sister and her husband were visiting from out of town. They, along with my wife and I, strolled the streets of Philadelphia on a walking tour of the city. I’m rarely sick, but that day I was overcome with a violent stomach […]

“If I Did Not Laugh I Should Die!”

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Sometimes it is troubling to see the extreme positions that seem to be forming regarding many issues. I was amazed to hear a ship captain the other night being interviewed who said that those that work with him in saving the whales needed to be able to give up their lives to […]

The 56th Rule of Civility and Decent Behavior

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In 1595 French Jesuits composed a set of rules which they called “110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation”. At the age of 16 our first President, George Washington copied by hand these “rules” and patterned his life after them. Many of the rules seem outdated and even […]

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