"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Little Man's Lynx

A miracle of parenthood is that your children often exceed your wildest expectations to do things even wilder.   For instance, my thirteen year-old has developed a fairly ridiculous ability to draw, which results in things like this drawing of a lynx:

When we say someone has "God-given" talent, it is well to remember that, beneath the cliche, there is truth, which is that our talents really are gifts from God.  

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