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Compare and Contrast : “At Home”by Bill Bryson and “Nation” by Terry Pratchett

Contingency. I have always been awed when I think of how improbable is any particular fact of history, any specific species or human individual’s existence, the range of physical laws’ tolerance that enable a planet to have life like ours, … Continue reading

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Neighbor: Christian Encounters With “Illegal” Immigration

“Goodbye to my Juan, goodbye, Rosalita, Adios, mis amigos, Jesus y Maria” (Deportees, by Woody Guthrie) Last week I worked through “A Broken System”, a report by the ACLU of southern California and the National Immigration Law Center. And, more … Continue reading

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Never Say Die: Susan Jacoby

“The ¬†worst thing about being old is feeling useless.” This was my mother a year or so before she died at 85. Eventually, suffering from lung cancer, she needed my father and others to help her, and could not do … Continue reading

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