Why are we so divided? It’s about identity

It’s hard to wrap our minds around how diametrically opposed Americans are politically and culturally. It often feels quite literally like we are living in different realities from each other, perceiving events so distinctly that it’s as if we’re on separate worlds. And this phenomenon isn’t limited to the U.S. – most Western democracies are […]

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Why we need Christmas

The seasons of Advent and Christmas are my favorite times of year when I let them be. I’m pretty much a grump by nature, so the joy of the holiday season doesn’t come naturally to me.  My mood beginning in late October and early November is one of fussiness, because it is then that I […]

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