Making Sense of Suicide

I woke up this morning to a torrent of tweets paying tribute to Anthony Bourdain. My first thought was a defiant “NO.” My second thought was, “why?” My wife and I have seen every episode of Parts Unknown, No Reservations, The Layover and all his other lesser known stuff too. We’d been fans for a …

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What God Promises (and what he doesn’t)

  A friend recently came to see me; her puffy eyes and smeared makeup told me she was angry and upset. “I think I’m going to become an atheist” she said. I knew she was sincere, not by her words, but by her emotions. Emotion after all conveys far more than simple words ever could. …