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August 22, 2017
Susan B. Anthony: Failure is Impossible
Just a few miles from my home in Rochester, NY, is the house where Susan...
May 01, 2017
Passover and Government Presence
“In what ways do you experience the presence of government—city, county, state, federal—in your life,...
March 30, 2017
Share If You Agree
I have had it with the rage. It might drive me off social media. At...
March 02, 2017
I Am an American
I refresh the page, I refresh the page, I turn away for a few minutes,...
February 06, 2017
How To Arm Yourself Against Irrationality
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have...
January 30, 2017
The Next Abraham
A few days ago, I was blessed to be present at my grandson Abraham’s bris,...
January 16, 2017
Martin, Everett, and Me
I am writing this essay on the fortieth anniversary of my father’s death, so my...
October 18, 2016
Creative Tension in the White Imagination
Tension Isn’t Usually Pretty A Facebook video shows a deputy sheriff getting in the face...
October 05, 2016
The Art of Steve Prince
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June 27, 2016
Dead People: Leszek Kolakowski (1927-2009)
For Gregory Wolfe The following is an excerpt from Meis’s new book Dead People, published...
September 11, 2015
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September 04, 2013
Today’s Child Sacrifice
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August 28, 2013
The March on Washington: A Personal Anniversary
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July 05, 2013
Women Who Make America
Imagine that you’re in grade school in the 1950s. At Thanksgiving, Uncle Richard turns to...
June 28, 2013
Remembering Deacon Patenotte
On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at more or less the same time that I was...
April 25, 2013
Israel at 65: Caught in a Homeland Trap
“People caught in a homeland-trap,” writes the late Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai in “National Thoughts,”...
March 25, 2013
The New Improved Golden Rule
Our neighbor Jack is a retired widower. He goes to a mainline Baptist church. It’s...
November 09, 2012
The Fool and the Beloved: Part Two
Guest Post By Stuart Scadron-Wattles Continued from yesterday. At one time during our church life...
October 18, 2012
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