Monday, December 10, 2012

Hank Ponders the Question

Longtime readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home might remember Hank.  If not, here is what I wrote about him in April 2011:

A reader from western Pennsylvania reports that my book The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America has had a wonderful effect on his family dog, Hank.  The reader's son claims that the very phrase, "The Way of Improvement Leads Home" has had a certain calming (soothing?) effect on Hank and has "made him a better dog."  (True story--you can't make this stuff up!)

Well, Hank is at it again.  This time he is reading Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? and his owner tells me that he is approaching the topic with a "keen sense of complexity."