Nov 2016 - Reconnecting
After a two-year break I’m resuming publication of Connections. I’ve greatly missed writing it, and I’ve especially missed the response from readers. Many tell me they’ve missed getting Connections too. At a Faith and Reason seminar I recently attended, a Connections reader I ran into said, “It was my lifeline!” Many others have made similar comments and urged me to restart.
Dec. 2016 - A time of dislocation
We’re in the midst of such a time right now, observes Thomas Friedman, New York Times foreign affairs columnist, in his newest book, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2016). Friedman wrote this book before the recent U.S. presidential election, so he wasn’t specifically referring to it, but many of us feel even more dislocated now as a result of the election.