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May 2, 2019

‘You know the fairy tale about the man who died, don’t you? He was waiting in Eternity to find out what the Lord had decided to do with him. He waited and waited, for one year, ten years, a hundred years. He begged and pleaded for a decision. Finally he couldn’t bear t...

April 18, 2019

'The towers of Notre Dame cut clean and gray

The evening sky,'

—Willa Cather, Paris


Surely there are worse things one can witness than a cathedral on fire. Homes and villages. People. Crops, buildings. Flags. Stock markets. Savings. Surely stone, glass, and wood are only...

February 21, 2019

One Thursday morning, a third grade teacher walked into her classroom and asked the blue eyed children to stand on one side, and on the other, the brown eyed.

Norman Rockwell - The Problem We All Live With, 1963

Every blue eyed child was asked to wear a green paper armba...

January 24, 2019

‘I promised him champagne, Alyosha, on top of everything else, if he brought you to me. Let’s have champagne, I’ll drink, too!’

- Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Photo by Francois Pistorius on Unsplash

It was 2003 and they were both young and poor and...

January 10, 2019

Something incredible happened on the night of January 6. Thousands of years ago, three kings arrived on horse – or camel - back to a little town called Bethlehem, carrying gold, myrrh, and frankincense. They had left their kingdoms to cross a desert and give these pres...

November 1, 2018

This essay is the last in a three-week series entitled On a Switch, inspired by the words of former US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power:

‘No matter how small our actions may be, we have to model the principles that we believe in.’

The essays are stories of three dark...

October 25, 2018

This essay is the second in a three-week series entitled On a Switch, inspired by the words of former US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power:

‘No matter how small our actions may be, we have to model the principles that we believe in.’

The essays are stories of three da...

October 18, 2018

For the next three weeks, tea with Aristotle and me will be a bit different. This essay and the two to follow will address the same theme:

Resistance.

In dark times such as these,

times in which fear, hate, and injustice rule,

when words like terrorism, populism, inequalit...

October 11, 2018

'There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life.'

- Karl Popper

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Someone is playing the Beautiful Blue Danube in Vienna’s Saint Stephen’s square. Even at midnight, it is overrun w...

October 4, 2018

There were bread and gasoline shortages in Beirut, 1975. Electricity was a luxury people had stopped expecting. Running water was a pleasant surprise. Hot, it was cause for celebration. There were two commodities in abundant supply: violence, and radio stations.

Photo b...

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