Does Place Really Matter? If So, Why?

The carrels and stacks of Widener Library. Yes, that is a coffee up you see by my computer. And, yes, it is now legal to bring a drink into Widener.

In my last blog post, I asked the question “Does place really matter?” In our increasingly digitized, flattened, and shrunken world, does our physical location make a real difference? Most of those who answered this question, through comments, social media, or email, said, “Yes. Place does matter.” I think most people have a gut sense [Read More...]

Want a Harvard Education? Want to Take Classes at MIT? For Free!

This year, a Harvard education will run well over $50,000. The same is true for M.I.T. Of course, that’s if you’re able to get into those schools, which is rather like passing through the eye of a needle if you’re a camel. But, if you don’t have the money to attend one of Cambridge, Massachusetts’ [Read More...]

A Time for Thanksgiving: Why Start Now?

Straus Hall, my freshman dorm

Part 1 of series: Thanksgiving: Not Just a Day, But a Season A Time for Thanksgiving: Why Start Now? Today, I’m interrupting my blog series, What is a Church?, in order to spend the next few days focusing on Thanksgiving. That’s right, Thanksgiving. Yes, I know that the official American holiday falls on the fourth [Read More...]

My Strange History with Dr. Armand Nicholi, Jr.

Dr. Armand Nicholi, Jr.

In yesterday’s post, I commended Freud’s Last Session, a play running in New York just off Broadway. This play, as I explained, is based on the work of Harvard psychiatrist, Dr. Armand Nicholi, Jr., especially his book entitled The Question of God: C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of [Read More...]


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