July 17, 2022
September 10, 2021
A Sermon for September 11th, 2001
I gave a Rosh Hashana sermon the week after the attack on The World Trade Center. I am surprised at how current it still feels.
September 8, 2021
Should We Read Adam Smith During Black History Month?
More than most of his contemporaries, Smith succeeded in recognizing the equal agency of individuals in the African diaspora.
March 6, 2020
Who do we vote for when the generations disagree?
Before the show began, a group of them started chanting, “please don’t make me vote for Joe Biden.” Others followed and for a glorious 90-seconds, the entire venue erupted in this collective lament. This chant haunts me.
October 7, 2019
The First Breath of a Philosopher: A Eulogy (Remembering David N. Mowry, part two.)
I have asked myself repeatedly what it was that made David’s courses so powerful.
July 22, 2018
Maybe Your Work Isn’t Lame After All.
How do we assess our own creative work?
October 8, 2017
Why can’t we legislate against guns? Some observations about American dysfunction.
If there is no place for debate about gun policy in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacres, we have given up on the idea of politics itself.
November 21, 2016
Molli Bernstein died this weekend: death in the age of Facebook.
The internet keeps so many people at such a distance that it is hard to know when it is proper to try to make that divide smaller.
November 3, 2016