What would Tolkien say about Twitter?

You can learn a lot about a person based on their letters. We don't write many these days -- preferring to post rather than use the post office -- but in earlier days, letter-writing was the only way to stay in touch. And thank goodness for that -- for letters give us thoughts, insights, and…

Thank you, Walter

We've lost a great writer. On August 5, Walter Wangerin Jr died, leaving behind an abiding legacy of writing and faith - and a slew of great books. His writing was vivid and gripping; words were a finely tuned instrument in his hands, and he played so many, so well. I've used his book on…

The gold medalist who almost wasn’t

Did you hear about the Jamaican hurdler who got on the wrong bus and had to depend on a volunteer to pay for a taxi to get him to the stadium in time for his race? Because of Trijana Stojkovic's help, hurdler Hansle Parchment went on to win gold. It's not likely we need another…