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CClay mastiffs, found in the excavated ruins of a palace in Nineveh, were meant to protect the property from demons. They have cuneiform inscriptions on them, one of which reads ē tamtallik epuš pāka – or, “Don’t think, bite!” Who’s a good boy?No proper newsletter...
The Comfort of Friends
TThere have been many tributes to Tim Keller since his death last week; I could only add a few words. This from Russell Moore does much to capture the Tim I knew. And I love this from Tish Harrison Warren:In my early 20s, I attended an event where Tim Keller, an...
Tree and Leaf
Photographs of the American West by Wim Wenders.JJohn Muir, from “A Wind-Storm in the Forests” (1894):Toward midday, after a long, tingling scramble through copses of hazel and ceanothus, I gained the summit of the highest ridge in the neighborhood; and then it...
Archbishop of Banterbury
Melissa Cormican’s animal portraitsKKieran Healy, responding to the news that Great Britain will have a Free Speech Tsar:As an alternative to ‘Free Speech Tsar’, consider one or more of the following: The Duke of Discourse. Warden of All Chit-Chat. Equerry of...
Dreamers of Dreams
The priority of moral imagination in cultural change.
To Inhabit the Earth
The ecological horizon of being human.
Brisket with the Danes
Notes on the colonial and the convivial.
The Stories at Our Table
On hospitality and public memory.