Articles by Ben Butina, Ph.D.


We Salute Tyra Winters

Tyra Winters, a student and cheerleader at Rockwall High School in Texas, was riding on a float in the homecoming parade, when she noticed a…



Finding the Mean in Ordinary Life

One of the most important texts in Ruism is the Zhongyong. The title is usually translated as The Doctrine of the Mean, but a more…


We Salute Satchel Smith

When Satchel Smith–a 21 year-old college student–arrived for his usual shift at the Homewood Suites in Beaumont, Texas, he had no way of knowing that…


We Salute James Anderson

James Anderson, a plumber from Lancashire in the UK, quit his job in 2017 to start a non-profit that provides free emergency plumbing and heating…


We Salute Romemylion Mitchell

Fifteen year-old Romemylion Mitchell takes care of his elderly neighbors, Trent and Cianne Joyner. He checks on them every day and has grown to love…


We Salute Kymber King

Like a lot of kids, Kymber has a lemonade stand. Unlike most, she donates all of her earnings to charity. ….Kymber started doing the lemonade…


We Salute Griffin Burchard

When his Boy Scout troop went to Alexandria National Cemetery to remove old wreaths, Griffin Burchard couldn’t help but notice the dilapidated graveyard next to…


Civility

One of the very best books written about Ruist ideas for a lay audience in recent years is Amy Olberding’s The Wrong of Rudeness: Learning…