Everywhere I go here in Rome – at restaurants, bars, stores – Love My Life is playing. At lunch this week I found myself tapping my feet and humming its catchy […]
So, even though I may forget any good intention or plan, and may be tempted not to bother, God’s resolutions give me hope.
F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a story in the 1920s, some years ago made into a movie, about a baby who is born old. Benjamin Button was born wrinkled, with weak […]
If you’re like me, you’re sick and tired, disgusted and dismayed, at a movement in contemporary Christianity called the Prosperity Gospel. You probably know that it’s misguided, that it baptizes […]
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 […]