The First Commandment

Part of a series on the Ten Commandments. By Benjamin M. Guyer I am the Lord your God who brought you out of bondage. You shall have no other gods but me. (BCP p. 350) Is the first commandment really a commandment, or is it a simple declaration of fact? I... Read More...

COVID-19 and Prisons (Part 2)

By Hannah Bowman  The COVID-19 crisis has hit prisons catastrophically, with infection rates above 70 percent (and nearing 100 percent) in some institutions. Prisoners — in confined spaces of congregate livi... Read More...

COVID-19 and Prisons (Part 1)

By Hannah Bowman Every day brings further horrifying stories about the pandemic’s effect on those incarcerated in jails and prisons. Over 15,000 cases of COVID-19 have been associated with jails and prisons. COVID-19 is endemic in our prisons. Mass testing,... Read More...

Katherine Hepburn and Zeal

This is the fourth post in a series in which I explore what classic film actresses in iconic roles can teach us — and, more particularly, my fast-growing daughter — about the seven classic virtues. These posts ... Read More...

The Defeat Economy

Amazon’s logo symbolizes totality, and there is seemingly nowhere the “A to Z arrow” does not reach anymore. With the extraordinary means at Amazon’s disposal, everywhere is accessible and almost everything is on offer.