March 19, 2016 Guilded
March 2016 BOTM:
Foreign Conspiracy Against the Liberties of the United States
Samuel B. F. Morse
Known most for his invention of the series of dots and dashes that became the “Morse Code,” and obviously the product of a finely-tuned Trivium and Quadrivium founded education, Samuel Morse was many things to many people. Among the lesser known qualities was a profound understanding of diplomacy, and world affairs in general. With so many people today terrified of “conspiracy theories” (or being labeled such a “theorist” as a slam against character) Morse was a “Conspiracy Factualist” — able to identify the two or more persons meeting their minds to accomplish an illegal end...Read More
March 17, 2016 Guilded
By Aaron Bolinger
Insurance is one of those topics that was on my mind long ago, and over the years the accumulated cache of information on the subject continues to grow. It’s a multi-part subject actually, because any secondary scholar knows that “insurance” is merely a cog in the larger wheel of banking industries in general. But for simplicity’s sake, it should be sorted by it’s sub-classification. Insurance stands alone on its own merits — or not — by its own biblical treatment.
Of course, within the big ten, and even within the 613 of Torah thinking, there is no direct statement “thou shalt not buy insurance.” But the general principles of “defrauding thy neighbor” and related interpersonal situations do stick out as simple enough to cover the high points...Read More
February 22, 2016 Guilded
S.I. Discussing Technologies & Instructors for our School of Music
An annual axe gets raised above the proverbial necks of schools across America. We are constantly being told that “budget cuts will kill the music program.” At the local level or statewide, and depending on the moods and monies of the politicians involved – but it remains just as ridiculous year after year to set aside (or threaten to) that aspect of education that connects numbers with time, and develops so many academic skills, as music instruction.
“Music is not just a pastime for the hot bodies of MTV, nor is it academically just a question of the mathematics that determines a gold vs. platinum sales effort from a major record label,” says Aaron Bolinger of Sherman Institute...Read More