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Natural Fact

The Canyon that John Wesley Powell called Grand was thought useless by the first Europeans who were looking for gold. Their Hopi guides did not dissuade them or show them the trails down through the impossible chasm, so it was … Continue reading

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There it is

President Obama was right; the sun did rise the day after the election. Since I am still reorienting to a seven-hour time zone shift from South Africa, I can tell you that it is about rise on Sunday, too. Rev. … Continue reading

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Ways and meaning

We met in Cape Town where life always finds a way improbably and impossibly amid the shards and horrors of what humans do to each other. The subject was generation. The Leading Causes of Life Fellows explored the work of grown-ups hoping … Continue reading

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apart

  I was flying over Libya from  South Africa when I watched the elections unfold last night.  KLM now has wifi that even reaches the African desert. The pilot shared the news to gasps. I am as heartsick and afraid … Continue reading

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Public

Science, faith, the english language, decency, and democracy seem to be hanging by an unraveling thread. Scant comfort to know other democracies are off the rails, too. We are on the way to South Africa, one of the few democracies … Continue reading

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Championship Spirit

You can no longer watch championship basketball in North Carolina because of a political train wreck involving sex, bathrooms and religion. In spite of some of those same politics,  this is a great place to watch something more important, a championship … Continue reading

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Fever

Important things slip past amid the superficial chattering glances of our news cycle. August 13th deserves more. Only a hundred and thirty eight years ago, Kate Bionda died of Yellow Fever in Memphis after William Warren jumped off a quarantined … Continue reading

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