Second Lines

I just returned from a trip to Louisiana to see some friends. While there, I went into New Orleans to visit the World War 2 museum (well worth a blog post of its own). After leaving the museum, I spent some time walking around downtown, and heard some music playing and noticed people walking down…

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…

Three for Thursday: walking, women living longer, & one woman’s long musical career

It's Thursday! Here are 3 things that have caught my attention in recent days. These charts from <a href="http://<iframe src="https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/life-expectancy-of-women-vs-life-expectancy-of-women&quot; loading="lazy" style="width: 100%; height: 600px; border: 0px none;">Our World in Data - a treasure-trove of info - show how women live longer than men in every country surveyed. Every country. Meanwhile, in the U.S., men…