Things That Matter

With all of the craziness that has come along with the massive amount of damage to the house:

  • fallen chimneys
  •  broken joists
  •   roof raised

I still have an insurance company dragging its feet about allowing the work to begin.

Frankly, I need some cheering. I asked my Facebook friends if they had suggestions for topics I could write about. One of my readers, a dear cousin, suggested that I write about some book I am reading. I have five books that I am in the midst of, and all are unique.  

Today I would like to tell you about a Pulitzer Prize Winner, Syndicated columnist in 400 newspapers world wide. Charles Krauthammer, and the book that he wrote. The title is Things That Matter. His subtitle reads Three decades of passions, pastimes, and politics.

The book came out in 2013, but in many ways, it is as relevant now as it was then. Check out these chapter titles to get an idea about the scope of his articles are grouped in chapters.

Part 1: Personal

Chapter 1: The Good and the Great

Chapter 2: Manners

Chapter 3: Pride and Prejudices

Chapter 4: Follies

Chapter 5: Passions and Pastimes

Chapter 6: Heaven and Earth

Part 2: Political

Chapter 7: Citizen and State

Chapter 8: Conundrums

Chapter 9: Body and Soul

Chapter 10: Man and God

Chapter 11: Memory and Monuments

Chapter 12: The Jewish Question, Again

Chapter 13: The Golden Age

Chapter 14: The Age of Holy Terror

Chapter 15: The Age to Come

Chapter 16: Three Essays on America and the World

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4 Responses to Things That Matter

  1. ceafryer says:

    Sounds very interesting, thanks!
    I hope your insurance company gets their act together!

  2. AECRM says:

    Thanks, it is a great book. As to your last comment — I hope that they get their act together too!

  3. Kathie Staska says:

    I guess insurance is dragging because they’re trying to figure out if you were driving your house while under the influence! Insurance is always like that, unfortunately. They’ll eventually figure out that storm damage is not intentional! Hugs!!

  4. AECRM says:

    Thanks, Kath! At least writing blog posts and concentrating on other things helps my mental health while the insurance folks drag their feet!

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