Spring 2020 • Vol. 15, No. 1

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From the Editor, Spring 2020

Welcome to the Spring 2020 issue of The Objective Standard. The issue has been published online, the ebook and audio versions will be posted by Tuesday, and the print edition will be mailed in the first week of March. You can subscribe or renew your subscription here. (Back issues can be purchased here.) This issue begins TOS’s fifteenth year of publication, and I’ve never been more in love with this journal or what it represents or the work that my team, our writers, and I get to do. I want to extend a heartfelt thank-you to everyone who makes this vital publication possible. Thank you TOS employees, contractors, writers, and editors for your part in this complex, sometimes grueling process. Your thoughtful work, enthusiasm, and persistence make TOS the shining light that it is. And thank you subscribers and donors for supporting our work and backing our mission. Without your patronage, TOS could not exist—and with it, the journal continues to thrive. My hat is off to each and every one of you. Now, to the articles at hand . . . First up is a remarkable piece by Tim White titled “Justice for Michael Jackson.” If you were,. . . Continue »

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Enrich Your Life with Poetry

Lisa VanDamme February 20, 2020 PDF

What the sun can do for reality, poetry can do for life. It can inspire us with ideals, reveal the depth beyond the surface, burnish our lives with beauty, turn the simple into the sacred, and make us aspire past what things are to what they might be.