Since I left college in the ‘60s, my “thankful” list has shrunk. The “not thankful” list is on its second ream of paper. Ah, Thanksgiving. The time to be thankful, as tradition […]
Start going to church. Shop around. Find one that makes you challenge yourself. Read C.S. Lewis. Begin to see the world as space-time fabricated from human lives interweaving and supporting one another. […]
The corrupt American Congress: Extortionists? Or seduced by bribes? Now that’s something for the FBI to investigate
Now that the FBI has its gumshoes working on cleaning up college athletics, perhaps it could focus on examining corruption elsewhere — perhaps in the American Congress, as my S&R college Sam […]
Superman is dead, and Donald Trump killed him.
Every September 11 we reopen our national wounds and remind ourselves why we should be afraid. It’s past time for the public vigils to become private so we can give ourselves permission to heal.
This question has been rattling around in my brain since at least the inauguration: Whose eulogy could Trump deliver? There will come a time before January 2021 when it would be appropriate for […]
Joke told around Harvard Yard: “Q: How many Southerners does it take to change a light bulb? A: Five – one to change the bulb and four more to talk about how […]
During the 2016 campaign, Donald told the nation exactly how horrible a person he is and how terrible a President he would be. In July 2017 there were at least 77 reported examples of Donald or his minions doing the horrible things Donald said he would.
“Out of some subway scuttle, cell or loft A Bedlamite speeds to thy parapets, Tilting there momently, shrill shirt ballooning, A jest falls from the speechless caravan.” – Hart Crane (Read part […]
By Tamara Enz Cynicism and sarcasm toward my country and its future are hard for me to get around these days; sometimes I trip over them in unexpected ways. This was clear […]