Monthly Archives: October 2013


An essay originally written for a Lilly Endowment seminar on vocation in 2004 At Tufts, I had been a Classics major, which meant–my friends assured me–that I had no hope of work in “the real world,” and so it was … Continue reading

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Penny with Counterstamp

Found today in some change: a 1980 Canadian penny with a Mason’s “Square and Compasses” stamp on it, pictured to the right. What can it mean? Have I stumbled onto some bit of DaVinci Code arcana?  Alas, my penny seems … Continue reading

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My First and Only Bowtie

A few months into my freshman year, I decided to conduct some sartorial experiments, hoping against hope I might discover a sense of style. One day I saw a checked bowtie in a store downtown and bought it with the … Continue reading

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About PTO Prayer

The following piece was published on the front page of the October 4th Sewanee (TN) Mountain Messenger. As has been reported in the past week, the Franklin County (TN) School Board was contacted on September 10th, 2013, by the Wisconsin-based … Continue reading

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