Sound Advice from Thomas Jefferson

Later in life, after his presidency, Thomas Jefferson was asked to counsel a young man who’d been named after him on how to live a virtuous life. Not having me there to assist in drafting the response, he did the best he could, poor fellow. Here is part of his reply: Never put off till … More Sound Advice from Thomas Jefferson

What I’m Reading Now…

The thing I really enjoy about biographies, when they’re well-written, is the context the author provides to the life. Dates, events, accomplishments…these things we can get on Wikipedia. What Jon Meacham does, quite effectively, is wrap the life of Thomas Jefferson around his era, presenting him as a product–not just of his times–but also of … More What I’m Reading Now…