Bob’s Going Away, a Reflection on Health and Values

Every afternoon Bob cleaned my office.  He cleaned with a smile.  He smiled when it was cold out; he smiled when it was hot.  Most of all he just smiled. There certainly is dignity in all human work.  It’s commonplace to ascribe and glorify a certain quiet dignity to manual labor, especially coming from today’s […]

The Parallel Controversies of Trayvon Martin

The Trayvon Martin legal case may ultimately turn on a single piece of evidence: whether the scream heard prior to the fatal, fateful gunshot is the voice of Martin or of George Zimmerman. The Trayvon Martin public controversy is much more complex than the legal case. The dynamics of this specific controversy are instructive for […]