Monthly Archives: October 2015

“Home Away from Home”

“Home Away from Home” “Abigail has always felt abandoned,” Léo Bronstein, my father’s best friend, once said. Léo was a sort of godfather to me and said this after he read the earlier version of my Confessions of a Young … Continue reading

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“Ain’t I a Person?”

“Ain’t I a Person?” What’s a person? Am I a person? All the time? Is God? What’s going on when people say yes or no to questions like that? Jerry and I were in D.C. this week to celebrate the … Continue reading

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“Work and Life”

“Work and Life” The writer Ernest Hemingway is supposed to have said, about the aim of life, that it’s “to last and get your work done.” Well, he didn’t exactly do either. He did not last, for he killed himself, … Continue reading

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“Meta-Narratives”

“Meta-Narratives”  There is a French post-modern philosopher who writes, “I define postmodern as incredulity toward metanarratives.” By that is meant, there is no large story – no history of humanity as such – into which our private stories, the novellas … Continue reading

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