Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Arrival of Father Tuck

[This is a slightly edited draft of a profile I wrote for our local weekly, The News-Gazette, twice as long as the one I ended up sending to be published on Dec. 4, 2019.] The Rev. Ellis Tucker “Tuck” Bowerfind, … Continue reading

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Five Lessons & Carols for Southern Liberals

(This essay first ran in the website “Like the Dew: A Progressive Journal of Southern Culture & Politics,” Dec. 8, 2019) The word has gone forth. Our historic Episcopal church has done what many thought was impossible – we got … Continue reading

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Down to the entryway of higher education

For millions of Americans, community college is the gateway to higher education, job skills and a better life. Last fall, for me, community college was a gateway in the other direction. It led me, temporarily, out of the bubble of … Continue reading

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