This essay first ran a year ago, when the Kansas City Chiefs won the 2023 Super Bowl. In honor of the team’s second victory in a row earlier this month, we invite you to re-read it now. The Kansas City...
This week’s unicorns include maggots on a plane, WaPo on squirrels, oldest lipstick, Flannery O’Connor, marriage penalties, toxic productivity, the future of the humanities, and the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Tech resistance and unplugging isn’t about superhumans doing perfectly that at which ordinary people fail; it’s about ordinary people dusting themselves off repeatedly and trying again, because the goal of a more humane life is worth pursuing.
Further thoughts in response to feedback from Monday's essay: additions, concessions, clarifications.
Navalny's assassination is just another class in Russia's state-sponsored school of fear.
Presidents Day headlines have a story to tell--by omissions as much as inclusions.
In honor of Presidents' Day, please enjoy this menu suggestion for dinner tonight and some Presidential foods trivia to go with that!
This week’s blessing of unicorns includes Andrey Kurkov, Cesar Chavez, Evagrius of Pontus, what/where is the Midwest anyway, home births, ancient sea monsters, and modern ferrets.
South Dakota's legislative Cracker Barrels show democracy at its best.
This year’s unusual combination of Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday brings to mind Valentine’s Day in the old academic hiring calendar.
The death of a computer elicits all the feels--and awkward questions.
It is time to go back to paper!
This week’s unicorns include new discoveries in the history of the Roman Empire, homemaking, medical care as soul care, and lists.
Three caveats in response to Dan Williams's analysis earlier this week.
Rumors of the death of US history have been greatly exaggerated.
The Art of Living is an occasional series about people who seemed to know something about living.
What was it like "to write a book on the first pandemic in human history while experiencing the most recent pandemic"? An interview with Dr. Colin Elliott about his new book, Pox Romana.
Joel Belz's life story displays the strengths of American evangelicalism at its height.
This week's unicorns include poetry, prose, conspiracies, and valuing human life.
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