by David G. Woolley
By looking back, even if only seven days, the future becomes a little less fuzzy, then this weekly Hindsight post will be good for the eyes. Harvard University historian George Santayana said, “Those who do not learn history are condemned to repeat it.” I don't guarantee you won't make the same mistake twice, but you may smile more than once.
Losers and winners were the news of the week. Hillary Clinton fell into the losing category. Or did she? Hillary redid the math on her nomination for the democrat presidential nomination. The numbers hadn't changed. Neither had Bill. By the end of the week she announced her endorsement of Obama for president and unveiled her new political action committee. Hillary for vice president. Hindsight? Know when to quit.
Other winners included FLDS mothers whose children were returned by Texas authorities. It remains unclear if the children are winners. They spent 45 days in what church elders called the evil world outside their West Texas enclave where the children were exposed to something they'd not known: Agency, the freedom to be responsible for their own choices. Hindsight? There are two principles that should define the difference between Christian religions and the impostors. The first is faith in Jesus Christ. The second? Freedom to accept or reject that faith.
And the big winner this week? Top of the Morning, of course. Here at the Top we completed our first full week of daily blogging. Whew. Thanks for joining us and please come back this week when posts will include the For Everything Else There's Love. Its a story about a family flower garden. Another post titled No Comment explores the psyche behind posting a comment on blogs like this one. We know who you are and why you don't post. And don't miss the delightful post about internal and external motivation as our Top of the Morning number one and only scientist uses youth athletes in his experimentation. The title? For What Its Worth. There's also a the unveiling of what will be a new weekly post called Promised Land where we explore Book of Mormon history, anthropology, geography and doctrines that inspired the characters and the plot lines in the Promised Land Historical Fiction Series. And don't forget to come back at the end of the week for an expanded version of Hindsight.
Until then, Top of the Morning to you
David G. Woolley
Join author David G. Woolley at his Promised Land Website. He is also a weekly contributor to the Latter Day Authors blog and he writes commentary and opinion at the Utah Ranger's Far Post blog