Jennifer Woodruff Tait
Reprinted from The Well. Thanks, folks! Embarrassing as it is for a 19th-century historian to admit, I didn’t know 19th-century writer Hannah More (1745-1833) — at least not well — until I met her in the pages of Marc Baer’s Mere Believers, which I reviewed for The Well a few months ago. (In my defense, [Read More...]
A colleague of mine, an older, distinguished gentleman, has this habit of trying to predict and finish my sentences. For instance, when I start a conversation, he’ll interject these vocal micro-blips while I’m speaking, as if he was just about to say the exact same thing. Me: “We were on the verge of closing the Colosco deal, [Read More...]
The High Calling
What does it mean when God gives a dream, and the dream comes true, and then it dies? And what if the dream envelopes a whole lot of people before it dies for them too? And why would a man who achieved early and spectacular business success stop using the word “dream”?
This post came to us from The Well. Thanks, folks! Jen’s book Teach Us to Want was also a selection in the Patheos Book Club recently, and you can read more about that here. By Jen Pollock Michel When Ellen was only twenty, her parents died within six months of each other. Soon after, her [Read More...]
Mike Houlihan is a raconteur of Chicago neighborhoods and a columnist for Irish American News. One column wisely begins: “A good story never really ends. Maybe you’ve heard a few from me before, but like the story of our lives, it continues to unravel in directions we never imagined.” Another column, as found in his [Read More...]