To My Teachers: Thanks

My friend Tom Morris recently reminisced on Facebook about teachers who had blessed him in special ways over his life. His poignant reflections prompted me to set out a few memories of my own. Here goes: Thanks to my elementary … Continued

Scaring kids—about the right things

“Attention, everyone. Code red. Code red. The school is now in lockdown. The school is now in lockdown. Students, follow the directions of your teachers.” All over the United States, schools, colleges, and universities are instituting and practicing procedures to … Continued

Rest in Peace, David Martin (1929-2019)

I’ve only just heard that my latter-day mentor in the sociology of religion, David Martin, passed away last month. I confess that I suspected something was wrong: David was remarkably prompt in replying to emails from even pipsqueaks such as … Continued