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On a recent Friday evening, on my way from the unemployment office to the voting booth, I walked past a popular restaurant, the entire dining area of which had been appropriated by a group of luminaries. Some of the regular patrons, rebuffed by the special occasion’s temporary doorman, were looking through a window at people who were important enough to intrude upon the weekly traditions of so many families.

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.




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