Read an interview with Margie on The Cultivating Project about The Place Trilogy of memoirs I have published.
Two books, a compendium of short pieces on the art and ideas that propelled America to prominence between 1945-1968, and a biography of St. Paul.
A dystopian science fiction novel and a Russian short story help us focus on what matters most.
Journalist George Packer says there are four competing stories being told about America by Americans. It’s not a good situation. What story do we tell?
I admit there are times when I am unloving. But I always have a good excuse.
What happened behind the scenes to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic. The story of a group of largely unknown but plucky scientists and public health officials.
A magazine article by a superb author on hospitality (and Tom Hanks) worth reading and discussing.
Two magazine articles on disgust—something that is sadly tearing the fragile fabric of our society—that are worth reading and discussing.
Margie welcomes a young neighbor who surprises her with a request for something to eat.
Poet Sam Hamer celebrates his son’s kite flying, when the glory of this simple act is made brightly alive by the setting sun.