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In a column that I wrote for Christmas, I asked, about holiday movies, “Have the stories captured a truth despite dealing in fiction, or should the fiction teach us something about the construction of truths in life?” As the weeks have moved along, this question has remained in my thoughts because it goes beyond literary theory (as well as beyond Christmas).

This essay has been published in Just Thinking: Volume I, 10/29/01 –10/21/02 and is available in Confidence Place: The Timshel Arts Store.




01/07/02 Good Intentions Gone Bad (Media)

12/31/01 Sleight of Symbolism (Bigotry)

12/24/01 Crossing the Line on Christmas (Religion)

12/17/01 Guest of Honor (Society)

12/10/01 The Driving Forces in Iraq (Government)

12/03/01 George Harrison and the Spiritual Spectrum (Religion)

11/26/01 Thanksgiving Therapy (History)

11/19/01 Making a Better Victim: How a National ID Will Help (Liberties)

11/12/01 Behind on the Bills and Facing Delays (Economics)

11/05/01 Devil in the Details (Religion)

10/29/01 Who Are These People? (Society) The Providence Journal, November 2001