Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.
Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, February 22, 1787

Can you be born with a thirst for an Adams to your Jefferson or vice versa? Do you ever long to perfect the debate in a letter to an old friend? I would have offered to carry the mail between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, and, yes, I would have snuck a peak, steamed them open above a campfire under the trees next to a river, used the fire as a light in the dark of night and reveled in the beauty of a respectful argument between two outstanding thinkers.

Impending elections and political debates bring me back to those two so I figure this couldn't be a bad read during times like these.


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