Frank, you've come up with another superb column. I've commented at the site, and I've taken the liberty of inviting my students to read and consider your essay.
FYI, your essay is now the core of a lesson plan for my composition/rhetoric class on Thursday. (I hope you will not be expecting a royalty check.)
That was really nicely done Frank. Chesterton, in his Orthodoxy said the insane seek reasons in everything -- they are insane because they have absolute system worked out. The sane are those that can accept the mystery. (I cross posted; hope you don't mind...)