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Season Number Thirty Three --- It's a Wrap

One of my favorite quotes is from the director of '90s movies Slacker and Dazed and Confused, Richard Linklater.

In an interview he was quoted as having said, "I'm just trying to live nobly in an ignoble culture."

It is the least each of us can attempt to do in our angst-ridden, money-corrupted, ethics-averse society. No matter what, add positively to the fabric of our existence. As I look back on this season, seasons past and those of you who have traipsed through the Orion Commons, that is all I see. People trying to live nobly in our ignoble culture. People trying to contribute. Trying to make a difference. Folks trying to choose the path less traveled and doing good along the way.

I think about this now because, in many respects, I feel as if I have fallen down on the job of living nobly. Sacrificing purpose on the altar of expediency. Sacrificing community for monetary needs. Sacrificing nobility for the quick buck.

I can assure you it was not intenti…