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Our View: Past is prologue in this season

We can’t say it any better, so, for Christmas, we again share with you the prose poem, “Desiderata,” written by Max Ehrmann in 1927. The title itself means things that are desired or wanted, in this case, desired qualities of the soul and of the heart.


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexati...