Guest post by Peter Clothier (for my grandsons) Tomorrow is your sixth birthday, Luka. In this morning’s meditation, my thoughts turned not only to you but also to my older grandson, your cousin, Joe; and to my own two grandfathers. I was thinking about how important grandfathers can be to their grandsons, and my own role as grandfather… I write down these thoughts for you both, so that you’ll have at least a passing acquaintance with...
As The Beatles sang, memorably, many years ago, "we all want to change the world." Patience would be a terrific place to start — not to mention an excellent New Year’s resolution!
He was not only an extraordinarily gifted artist who produced powerfully moving works of art; he was also an important pioneer who inspired a generation of young black artists to believe that they, too, had something of urgent importance to say.
Lest you fear that this might be just another chronicle of do-good activity in a distant part of the world, let me assure you that it’s also an extraordinarily compelling human drama.
Millennial madness is with us again as December 2012 looms and, with it, the end of the world as we know it, as "predicted" by the Mayan calendar. It’s a good moment, then, to take note of Richard Landes’ Heaven on Earth.