Moments ago, I hung up the phone after a long chat with an old friend. By “hung up”, of course, I mean pressed “End” on my iPhone. I’ve known this friend for years. I’ve traveled overseas with her. We even … Read more
Chioggia – you are beautiful.
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No real tree at @jackiebholder’s, so I made my own. Found blue spruce (probably) and paper star.
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Christmas basket trash wrapped and unwrapped. Yuck
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My State Department Lectures in Italy: Immigration and Faith Identity in Catholic Italy
I have a newfound appreciation for how easy it is to promote and “do” interfaith and social justice work in America. Our lengthy and diverse experience with immigration, our relatively equal access to civic rights, and the penetration and thickness … Read more
The things I carried
I’ve got nothing in my pockets right now save for a pen. It’s one of those nice recycled cardboard ones that they give out at environmentally-conscious conferences and presentations.
This is important. Allow me to explain.
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More dispatches from my family back in Illinois. Although this one seems, on the surface, slightly more mundane than the tornados that hit them last year, I think it’s still worth reading:
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Such as it is on a farm…
My next step – Reverb10
Reverb10 has thus far been a deeply rewarding strategic planning session. Really, looking back on the past two weeks, it seems that a lot of the reflection that’s going on out there is still very forward-looking. Good stuff. It’s all … Read more
Why malaria? Why interfaith?
Changing an old conversation – Within the international development discourse, religion is sometimes seen as a retardant to growth and progress. A clear illustration might be the Catholic Church’s (my church) refusal to normalize safe-sex education in sub-Saharan Africa. Secular-minded … Read more
How I drink wine
By the gallon.
Wine is a splendid beast
I’ve been a fan of it for years, but for the longest time the most I could say was that my drink was either definitely white or definitely red. I … Read more