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Mending Fragile Things

Mending Fragile Things

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are [beautiful] in the broken places.” In A Farewell to Arms, this sentence reads that some are “strong” in the broken places. But I have substituted the word “beautiful” for Hemingway’s own choice, because today we are...
Refusing to Keep a Safe Distance

Refusing to Keep a Safe Distance

The news broke Monday that there had been a shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino. Images of Sandy Hook—slain children and teachers littering hallways and classrooms—flooded my imagination. Within minutes media outlets had clarified the incident. A man...