Happy Labor Day. Before throwing burgers on the grill, take a moment to reflect.

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Roberto Mangabeira Unger offers an in-depth analysis of religion’s failed attempt at confronting the world. Unger is a philosopher and professor at Harvard Law School. His latest book is The Religion of the Future.

While spending a summer day on the White River in Arkansas, a storm barreled through and when the rain dissipated, this inversion layer formed on the river. The more time I spend in the wilds of the Ozarks, the more I am impressed by its natural beauty.

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Apache Blessing

May the sun bring you new energy every day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your memories.
May the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

- Apache Blessing -

Rock climbing with some friends at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Arkansas.

"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.