Fables of the Deconstruction


A friend recently turned me on to Alan Deutschman’s great book “Change or Die.” The title refers to the moment when your doctor tells you that you must adjust your lifestyle

Summary of My Discontent

The people’s history

On a starry May night long ago, my brother Bill invited me to camp on a piney Virginia mountaintop and listen to some hillbilly music, drink some moonshine and watch some country cousins grow wild-

Guest Commentary

Crime against humanity

We are six native Louisvillians who joined the Gaza Freedom March (www.gazafreedommarch.org), an international effort in late December 2009 to protest the Israeli blockade of Gaza, which has inflic

Editor’s Note

Abstaining from the truth

I was in the sixth grade when my regularly scheduled Catholic elementary school curriculum was temporarily interrupted for a painfully awkward experience.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Unlearning homophobia (Part 1)

Do you use birth control?

Are you sexually active?


So why don’t you use birth control?

Raised Relief

Death comes ripping

Thursday, Feb. 11 is I Love Mountains Day.

Fables of the Deconstruction

The man comes around

I went to see “Avatar” just before Christmas, and I was impressed with the colorful 3-D effects.

Summary of My Discontent

Tefillin the friendly skies

When a jet from LaGuardia bound for Louisville made an emergency landing in Philadelphia because a Jewish teenager was praying, New Yorkers wanted to know the answer to one question: There ar

Editor’s Note

Speak now

I arrived at the prison just after midnight on May 9, 2007.

Raised Relief

A Prayer for Owin’ Money

On the infrequent occasions when I visit a Catholic church, I always feel a little uncertain about my motives as I dip my fingers into the holy water and make the sign of the cross.