Law and Humaneness

Law and Humaneness

John Adams—Round-headed but Right. Confucius—Serious Eyebrows When I taught a class in American Law at a Chinese high school I gave my students the United States Constitution to read, and we talked about the Rule of Law. This is the principle that the law is higher...
Writing and Painting

Writing and Painting

Writing Challenges It was a proto-blogger, the sports columnist Red Smith, who was asked if it was hard to turn out a column a day and responded “Writing is easy. You just sit down at the typewriter and open a vein.” On the other hand, the science fiction writer and...
Why Write?

Why Write?

Herodotus—Father of History, Father of Lies I came late to writing. I often said I wanted to be a writer, but few words flowed and those had not much direction. It was as if I said I wanted to travel but had no idea of any particular place I wanted to go. Also, the...
Welcome to (the New) Respondeo Books!

Welcome to (the New) Respondeo Books!

Welcome to Respondeo Books!  We want to hear and encourage responses to the world. It is our experience that there are moments when, in answer to something outside, an unexpected part of us wakes up and is moved to speak or write or paint or sing or generally to...