Tag Archives: Wishful Thinking

The God Particle

This is a very exciting day in particle physics. My father is a theoretical physicist; we summered at what I did not at the time realize were the securely fenced-in cement structures and boxy metal military-style housing on the grounds of … Continue reading

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Whispers from the Wings

In a recent post I contemplated Frederick Buechner’s definition of compassion in Wishful Thinking. A cousin’s comment on that post has had me thinking about another essay in the same book, concerning what we take to be coincidental: “I believe that … Continue reading

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A Couplet and Complicated Compassion

“Yesterday it did not seem as if today it would be raining.” Last night actually did give just a hint of rain, after a glorious evening outside at Prescott Park in Portsmouth.   This time Shawn Colvin was not driven from … Continue reading

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