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.
Has it come to this, politicians grandstanding for the camera instead of working with one another to solve our nation’s problems?
I have the day off work today. I’m celebrating my mom’s birthday. Had she lived, she would have been 72. So today is going to be a time for celebrating my mom by enjoying things we would have done together. I will eat cake. I will go to an art museum. I will read more […]
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.)
It’s not like I have a slew of miracle stories I can trot out from more than a quarter century of being a Christian, Latter-day or otherwise. But a recent experience has taught me that sometimes, miracles do happen.