Reflections on Lauren Winner’s Still: Friendship

It’s been almost three weeks since my last post inspired by Lauren Winner’s Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis. So let’s start with some review: Still finds Winner (a historian who teaches Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School and writes for a wide array of publications) “in the middle of the spiritual life,” an awkward place … More Reflections on Lauren Winner’s Still: Friendship

Democratizing Bartlett’s: What Kindle Readers Highlight

I have gathered a posie of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own. So said American publisher John Bartlett of his most famous work, a compendium of quotations that is still in print today. While later editors went far beyond the founder’s favorite sources (the Bible and Shakespeare) … More Democratizing Bartlett’s: What Kindle Readers Highlight

This Week in History

It’s not quite MacArthur hitting the beach at Leyte, or M.J. winning three post-baseball NBA Finals, but after a 37-week hiatus, behold the triumphant return of “This Week in History”! July 9, 1850 – Millard Fillmore succeeds Zachary Taylor as U.S. president This after the former war hero died of acute gastroenteritis, likely caused by … More This Week in History