Welcome to Quo Vadis

Thank you so much for your time and attention to this blog. With so many discussions to join for all of us, I am most grateful for your participation in this one.

“We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.”   T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

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Sufficient Wisdom

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Slow Loris

“I love inventing names, but I also collect unusual names, so that I can look through my notebook and choose one that suits a new character.”  — J. K. Rowling I like the sound of words, especially names, and they make me curious.…

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Pardon Gray

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Turtles All The Way Down

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The Widening Gyre

“The first principle of value that we need to rediscover is this: that all reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe, and that there are moral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical…

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Consistency

“The Tudors hated to be wrong, and therefore never were.” Jeane Westin, “His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester,” New American Library, New York, 2010          Arguably, the two most divisive and bitter disputes in our nation’s…

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