Speaking Easy
Calm thoughts about common interests.

Thankful for Learning the Lessons of Failure

We Americans, today, owe much to the failures of the first Pilgrim (and later Puritan) colonists and the willingness of later generations to learn from those failures. DEATH The good news worthy of celebration and thanksgiving in Plymouth in the Fall of 1621 was that,...

Where We Are Today

Where we are today. ENVY Many Americans no longer view those who have created much wealth by producing much value for others as models that help the rest of us see what excellence means and what is possible. Americans today tend not to view the successful as sources...

#ABOLISHLICENSES Challenge for State Legislators

Many candidates for state legislatures and governorships across the United States talk about scaling back the size, scope, and power of government. Once in office, however, they find it to be no easy task. So much that was intended to be reserved to state governments,...