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I submitted one of the simplest and most interesting applications I’ve ever encountered today.     It consisted of two simple, yet thought-provoking questions with a 125-word limit on the answers. The first: Who are you? The second: If you […]

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Today is Yom Kippur, the culmination of the high holy days that extend from the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, to the day of atonement, Yom Kippur.   I never thought much about these holidays beyond days off in public […]

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Justice is impossible to achieve, consumption is more about needing love than wanting stuff and a society without some kind of transcendent focus (i.e. God, gods, nature, etc.) leaves its citizens with little choice but to make themselves the God […]

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I came up for air this morning after a week of juggling final book edits, beginning a new semester of teaching, attempting to get ahead of my studies, and trying to get into the groove of a new school year […]

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In this StoryCorps recording, retired New York City firefighter John Vigiano Sr. remembers his sons, John Jr., a firefighter, and Joe, a policeman (photo below), both of whom died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. I do not […]

I’ll admit it. I don’t know enough about health insurance or the complexities of the US budget to know whether or not the Obama healthcare proposal is feasible. Based solely on the he-said, she-said of television pundits and little in-depth […]

Prepared Remarks of President Barack ObamaBack to School Event via Whitehouse Arlington, VirginiaSeptember 8, 2009 The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all […]

If you’re anything like me you have more on your plate than there are hours in the day. I’m not complaining, mind you. My to-do list is filled with things I love to do – teaching great kids at a […]

“Letting go is a painful prcess filled with both grief and coming alive at the same time. One part of us clings to the old familiar and fractured portions of ourself as the new emerging unfamiliar nature of our true […]

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