This Side of Fifty
A Monthly Letter of Musings & Meanderings
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Killings in Christchurch
This one is a bit of a rant. March 15: Killing innocent people is certainly a crime. Killing innocent unarmed people is heinous....
Sunday, March 10, 2019
A Sad, Bittersweet, Convergence
Maryam Mirzakhani It has been a week since the University of Chicago Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (MEME) Persian Concert. As note...
A Prague State of Mind
A view across the river of the Palace and Cathedral Back in May of this year, 2019, my colleague, Kristina Kaufman, and I were sele...
Friday, March 8, 2019
Jet-lagged Musings and Meanderings
Heathrow I am writing this sitting in Heathrow for a long unnecessary layover as my arriving and departing flights are essentially...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Going to Prague
tripadvisor.com I am 31,000 feet above Newfoundland en route from Chicago to London Heathrow. It never ceases to amaze me that I...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Celebrating Sixteen Years
Flickr Ben Verrall In February 2004 , I sent out my first e-letter. I had been writing a page, about 500 words, every day since Ju...
Sunday, February 24, 2019
MEME: Talking with Elham and Hannah
Elham As readers of this blog know, I am a proud member of the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (MEME) of the University of Chicago....
America will Never Be a Socialist County...
geneiustimes.com I tend to agree with this quote from President Trump that was part of his State of the Union address from one mont...
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Text before You Call
someecards.com There was a simple social practice I recall from my youth. We would simply drop-by the homes of our relatives and c...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The Challenge for Churches
factsandtrends.net I know better than to write about politics and religion. But, I have chosen to do so because of an online disc...
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