1. King Ozymandias of Assyria ( and Egypt ) was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the Euphrates , the most valuable diamond in the ancient world. Desperate, he went to Croesus, the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan. …Read More »
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Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage?
His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone.
He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it.
He cannot cry out for help to anyone.
Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.
He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own.
A FABLE from "Walking on Water" By Anthony De Mello, SJRead More »
This is an article on "What is an American?" - written in response to reports of rewards in Pakistan for Killing an American - True - according to TruthOrFiction.com. This was first published in National Review magazine shortly after the Attack on America, September 11, 2001.