Entries by Thomas M. Hines

Where has the Joy gone?

Where has the Joy gone? Where has life’s sweetness fled? Why do we feel so lost or abandoned when we have so much? Going back in time, we find examples aplenty of joy-deprived folks, Piles and piles of grieving souls from the dawn of humanity. Joy was brief in olden days but stretched-out sadness was […]

Conquered from Within: Lincoln’s Prediction

In his 1863 Gettysburg address, Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”  In another speech–Lyceum 1838– he emphasized that, given its size and geographical location far from foreign powers, the United States (very much similar to China’s privileged status today) could not be conquered from abroad but only from within.  To preserve […]