Category Archive: There Must Be YOU

May 04 2014

On pretty pictures and dialogue.

Main Street Café is where I come to write. Here in Massachusetts, I live in the attic of  a house with nine people, and from the boiling life of a large family I withdraw with my laptop and some books to my favorite table by the counter, my bottomless mug of coffee, and a casual …

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Mar 25 2014

On why we teach.

Leonard Swidler has been a teacher for over 50 years. He is a religion scholar, one of the founders of the very field of interreligious dialogue — but whatever he’s done, from the day he stepped into graduate school and until this day, he has taught in a classroom. Sometimes, out of it. Usually, both. …

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Jan 25 2014

On naval engagements…

Some of you know that I am writing a book about Leonard Swidler. For the past year, it has been my occupation, my full-time job, my education through research, my hope and frustration, and a deepening of a rare, complex, and amazing friendship. For those of you who might be new to this field, Leonard …

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