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A New Year at the National Humanities Center

Each year at this time, I am rejuvenated. In part, it is undoubtedly because of the promise of cooler weather...

Pax Natura Foundation Award to Homero Aridjis

Earlier this summer, I was privileged to introduce the brilliant poet and passionate environmentalist Homero Aridjis as he was awarded...

Pedaling Through the Generation Gap

Recently our 13- and 15-year-old grandnieces came for a four-day visit. My wife and I had not had any in-person...

The Simple Self

“It is out of the dailiness of life that one is driven into the deepest recesses of the self,” or...

What Will the Humanities Look Like in a Decade?

My latest piece on the humanities’ future, from Inside Higher Ed (September 3, 2021). For many years we have heard alarming...