“We need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future, and yet need something to set against the present, to remind us that the basic assumptions have been quite different in different periods and that much which seems certain to the uneducated is merely temporary fashion. A… Read more »
Our 35th annual family Christmas letter may be viewed using the link below (960K PDF): 2023 Stembridge Christmas Card (reduced)
Our 34th annual family Christmas letter may be viewed using the link below (1.2 MB PDF): 2022 Stembridge Christmas Card
“Just as societies have advanced [and] then faded away into a state of general decrepitude, so in each of them has marriage first previously changed from a temporary affair based on mutual consent to a lifelong association of one man with one woman, and then turned back to a loose union or to polygamy. … The whole of human history does… Read more »
The illustration is of Moses leading Israel across the Red Sea with Pharaoh’s army in pursuit.