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The Good Place

The Good Place

It’s not like me. Honestly. But I confess that I binge-watched the entire first season of The Good Place. Friends have been assuring me that I would love it. One of the main characters is an ethicist, and I too was once a philosophy professor. As it turns out, the...
How to Find Your Calling

How to Find Your Calling

Some people seem to know from a very early age what they should do with their lives. They feel driven to write or to paint, to kick a soccer ball or to study primates, to fight injustice or to discover the laws governing the universe. Think Annie Dillard, Pablo...
Exposed

Exposed

Even before noon, the high summer heat and humidity of South Georgia can be stifling. So it was not unusual for me to run into several of my elementary school friends at the city pool of our tiny town. On that particular morning, I noticed that my classmate Mary was...
Big Love

Big Love

Tuesday came into my son Patrick’s life unexpectedly. Tuesday, by the way, is a dog. The twelve-week-old pointer mix had bounded up to him on a Tuesday evening. Hence the name. If you look at Tuesday now, you’ll see huge floppy ears, long legs, and enormous feet....