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So this is Christmas

“So this is Christmas.” John Lennon’s words have been ringing in my head since I awoke on this Christmas Day in 2015. Today I want to make the phrase a question – So this is Christmas? – like Peggy Lee’s “Is that all there is?” except I don’t feel that cynical. During my morning walk […]

Mind the gap

If there’s any fairness in God’s justice, it’s not easy to see, at least as it’s depicted by Jesus. In the old commercial for Smith-Barney, John Houseman said of the company, “They make money the old-fashioned way. They earn it.” We have to work for the rewards we get in life, and we get what […]

Puzzling life

Following newspaper columnist Joseph Kraft’s death in 1986, Roger Rosenblatt wrote in Time of the columnist’s art and gave an apt and enduring image of what I hope to do in this blog and elsewhere in my writing. “The columnist will make sense of all this somehow,” Rosenblatt wrote, referring to the continuing parade of news that […]