Featured Books

People Just Like You and Me

With the drumbeat of fear on both sides, it’s almost impossible for any of us in the U.S. to meet a North Korean, much less share insights and come to see them as people like ourselves. Yet in 1987, I was lucky enough to do just that. I was teaching English at the...

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Faces of Addiction

Recently I met with two women to plan a program on families and addiction.  I’ve worked with both of these people before on similar programs, but this meeting was different.  This time they were talking about themselves and their respective adult sons, both of whom...

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Veterans and the national anthem

The climactic scene of Ben Fountain's excellent novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk takes place in the middle of a Dallas Cowboys football game. Billy and the rest of his platoon, fresh from vicious combat in Iraq and being put on display around the country as war...

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