We know the primary school version . . . but where did Thanksgiving really come from? And why did it take more than 200 years for it to become a national holiday?
Thank you, thank you to all the people who have followed The Twible from its beginnings as a quirky little Twitter novelty to its fruition as a full-fledged book. The book is out today!
I was delighted to interview Philip Gulley about his latest book, “Living the Quaker Way.” It’s about slowing down, finding simplicity . . . all the things I need to do.
I learned from Tracy Kidder’s book that a Burundian refugee was an undergraduate at Columbia at precisely the same time I was doing my graduate work there, though we never met. What if we had, I wonder? Would I have gone the extra mile?
My plot requirements for disaster movies are waifishly thin. So imagine my surprise when the new blockbuster World War Z turned out not only to be intelligent but almost downright theological. (Warning: Contains spoilers.)
As I’ve followed the story of Matthew Warren’s suicide, I’ve been bracing myself for evidence of ignorant trolls who blame the Warrens for their son’s death. I haven’t seen much of that at all, however. Is our nation’s awareness of mental illness finally beginning to change?