Tag Archive: right

Sep 02 2014

On going places.

This essay comes after three weeks since the last posting. I’d like to offer both an apology and an explanation: there’s been suddenly a flurry of activity in several areas of my professional life that has taken me up and twirled me in the air and doesn’t seem to want to put me down for …

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May 22 2014

On marriage, Judge Jones, and unanswerable questions.

It started once again with an argument about marriage equality. “We don’t have anything against gays,” I heard from across the table. “Let them even have civil unions. But why do they have to get married?” It is tempting to get sucked into this line of argument, to start offering reasons for why “they have …

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Jul 30 2013

On falling asleep and putting to sleep.

My neighbor just put his dog to sleep. I’ve met the dog – a vivacious, playful lab, unquestionably happy and full of spirit. I went on a walk once with this neighbor and his two dogs. What the man did, he did obviously out of care and compassion, and now he mourns. This is common. …

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Apr 20 2013

On the “except” in my heart.

This will not be a very long post. I live just outside of Boston. This has been an awful week. But then, we’ve had awful weeks. We keep having them, awful news reaching us again and again from places far and near — nearer and nearer it seems every time. Sandy Hook. Pakistan. Virginia. India. …

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