The American elections take place tomorrow. Does that mean that the polarizing populism that breeds on people’s resentment and fear, that has emerged not just in Trump’s candidacy but also […]
Why do we marry for love nowadays? The peculiarity of this now pervasive social arrangement struck me as I read a fascinating historical novel this month, Augustus by John Williams. […]
Seize the day. Live for the moment. Be yourself. Only you can be you, only now can be now. Maxims like these populate my Facebook and Twitter feed like commercials […]
From the agony of Job and the psalmists in the Bible, to the protest of the searching agnostic nowadays, we do all seem to want a more visible, more extravagant, less modern God.
It was a heated discussion. Sarah, our boys and I were driving to an uneventful afternoon at the shopping mall. Pietro and Matteo were making plans and getting excited for […]
What does it mean to be a man today? What makes a guy a guy? Muscles? Brain? An instinct for leadership? It sounds like such a simple question. Men are […]
Live without hope. Think without hope. It makes suffering worse. That is the moral of a recent piece on The New York Times’ The Stone blog named, fittingly, Abandon (Nearly) […]