The End of Your Life Book Club

As I wrote in the “About this project” section of the blog, I started reading a lot more after my mother died. She had always been an avid reader of the type of literary classics that end up in leather-bound collectors editions. As a kid I wasn’t too interested in them. But what, more than … Continue reading

Reading the Quran during an Election Year

I wonder sometimes if Abraham Lincoln made a terrible mistake when he set Thanksgiving as a national holiday in the final days of November, knowing full well that every fourth year a presidential election would have just taken place. How cruel for the Great Emancipator to shackle us to a dinner table with distant relatives … Continue reading