Tag: History

A Matter of Honor

If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable. English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist, Thomas More was born on this day in 1478. More opposed the Protestant Revolution. As a councillor to Henry VIII, More opposed the annulment of Henry’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and refused to acknowledge Henry as …

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Word Play

  Anyone who undertakes the literary grind had better like playing around with words. American humorist and journalist, Roy Blount, Jr., was born on this day in 1941. That’s the thing about writers. We like seeing how words fit together. Sometimes we force them to work together even when they don’t want to. And, if …

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