August 2011

Goodnight, Irene

            Several times in the last ten years, young people have asked my advice about what they should go into—what profession will allow them to serve the people and see the world?  I suggest disaster management.  It’s a growth field. 

Dossier on the struggle for secularism

            What complicated times we live in.  For the last ten days, my mind has been circling from the massacre in Norway to the carnage in Syria to the insanity in Washington, and then getting stuck at all the things I have to do, not just writing but an endless list of practical tasks.

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