December 9, 2020

The Light That Wants to Break In

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I was walking along the Hudson River the other evening, in the dwindling twilight of a dreary November day, thinking about the sheer volume of suffering – death and disease, violence and hatred, and inequality – that has marked public and private...

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August 14, 2019

A (Dangerous?) Leap of Faith

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It was just a little late-summer silliness. A handful of guys hanging out at the swimming area at Maple Ridge Bruderhof the other evening decided to try out a new sport: put a life-jacket on a bike to keep it from sinking, get on, kick off, and...

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September 4, 2018

Because of Dave

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Because of Dave, I once spent the better part of a Sunday afternoon shackled to a bench in a dingy Harlem precinct house. Because of Dave, I learned to wean myself off books and newspapers long enough to learn how to play Casino, and even to beat...

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