Last week I posted a column by Professor Todd May titled The Weight of the Past. A reader chastised me for not just the copyright violation but for not considering the interests of Professor May. I gave thought to the copyright issue, but the blog statistics have shown that very seldom do readers click on links. Weighing that against the value of the piece that few readers would otherwise see, I chose to risk the violation in order to better the chances of readers seeing what I considered a very worthwhile piece. Thus, I now modify the piece to delete the full column and replace it with the link that you will find highlighted above. I urge those readers who missed the full column to click on the link and find Professor May’s words that are well worth the time it takes to read them.
May’s column led me to review my life where I found that my peak was my practice of draft and military law during the Vietnam War. Not only did I do something that resonated with my philosophy of life but I was able to deny the Selective Service System the cannon fodder that the flawed paranoia and machismo of the politicians in power chose to sacrifice on the altar of their power to make war. You have the chance to give thought to the peaks and valleys of your own life. I urge you to do this if you haven’t already.