This Way to the Gas Chambers, Ladies and Gentlemen (Auschwitz 2003)
It occurred to me that one is always imagining how one could live in Auschwitz. But almost everyone died in Auschwitz.
Narrative of a Moneyless elf
Recounting the challenges and benefits of life in the commons, without currency or government documents.
Quotes from the Accident, or God is Good
It was right out of a movie I heard a screeching Some were dozing There was absolutely nothing suspicious happening You had to hold the chair so you didn’t fall out All of a sudden the woman in front of me was on my lap Then I saw the gravel coming at me, I…
7 Habits of a Highly Effective Philosopher
Life lessons from the Christian apologist William Lane Craig.
Two Happy Stops Along the Greek Apocalypse
In the middle of the second millennium B.C., a dark cloud of noxious falling ash and a tsunami wave spread across the Mediterranean. It was enough to leave Minoan civilization—that of the Minotaur, of the bare-breasted snake goddess, of the palace at Knossos—in ruins. Some say the event might also have had some connection with…
An excerpt from Rag and Bone, in which a soccer-playing Syrian calls Bashar al-Assad a lizard.
The Bad Old Days
A dear friend who was recently on a family vacation in Wisconsin went above and beyond the call of duty. Way beyond. When she returned, she presented me with a clutch of souvenirs from the Queen of the Holy Rosary, Mediatrix of Peace Shrine in Necedah, Wisconsin, a place she knew holds some fascination for…