GUEST COLUMNS

Grüezi mitenand. After a three-year hiatus, I find myself back in Switzerland again visiting family and friends. Before Covid, I would come here to...

My Turn: A story of death with dignity

1/15/23

On Dec. 27, 2021, my cousin Peg took death-with-dignity in New Mexico after a 7-year struggle with ovarian cancer. Peg’s story illustrates how...

In December, Andrea Ayvazian wrote a lovely column about the miracle of the human body. Her thoughtful piece reminded me of discussions I used to...

My Turn: Defusing Ukraine

12/6/22

Practically all of us know the story of Christmas Day: the birth of a Jewish peasant-child who would become history’s most famous, if not beloved...

Dec. 7, 2022 is the one-year anniversary of the Surgeon General’s advisory alerting us to the youth mental health crisis. According to the...

Ubuntu or collective suicide

11/27/22

I stroke the killer’s hatred and certainty, knowing the answer we all ache for — why? — will not be forthcoming.Yes, there was another mass...

A common aphorism I picked up as a graduate student in political science in the 1970s was “never overestimate the intelligence of the American...

Share Thanksgiving meals to prevent famine

11/16/22

In 1947 Massachusetts governor Robert Bradford and activist Iris Gabriel started a tradition of sharing Thanksgiving meals with “silent guests...

If I had a hammerI’d hammer in the morningI’d hammer in the eveningAll over this landI’d hammer out dangerI’d hammer out a warningI’d hammer out...

Our country has an enormous waste problem. While we make up just 4% percent of the world’s population, the United States generates over 12% of the...

Ocean conservation and the preservation of whales and all marine life are the focus of the Ocean River Institute. We are currently advocating for...

As a former teacher I remember my yearly recitation about how we (the parents, student, teachers and school administrators) needed to work together...



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