A Life of Prayer Amidst News of Death

Every week there’s a tragedy for someone, just as every week brings some joy, too. But the last few weeks have seemed especially difficult, with strife, chaos, and unspeakable horrors being visited on people all over the world. So this piece from Art House America is apt: For me, the news about Iraq is a [Read More...]

A Doubter in the Holy Land

In The New York Times, the writer and literary critic Maud Newton – who was raised in a fervently religious household and now describes her own religious views as “uncertain” – writes about visiting the Holy Land: When I was young, my mother had a feverish conversion and started a church in our living room. I’d [Read More...]

I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke

A sign on the Greek island of Crete

If you’re as old as I am, you might remember the 1971 advertisement featuring the song “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke.” It was a classic! Well, forty-one years later, you can buy the world a coke just about anywhere. I thought I’d share a few photos from my recent trip to the [Read More...]


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