Family

  • In Fair Verona, a Fight for Family
    September 2019

    In Fair Verona, a Fight for Family

    My husband and I touched down in Venice in late March, rented a Fiat 500, and drove through a rolling Italian countryside spotted with vineyards. Our destination was the medieval town of Verona. Verona has become something of a political...
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  • Spying on the American Remnant
    September 2019

    Spying on the American Remnant

    As a boy, your author lived in a working-class neighborhood just outside Houston’s city limits. My parents were the children of rural people who had come to Houston looking for work during the Great Depression. They lived in frame houses sitting...
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  • Life Is Not a Fantasy
    March 2019

    Life Is Not a Fantasy

    The reality of place has weighed heavily on me from a very young age. My knowledge of self has always been inseparable from the place in which I live.
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  • Tucker Carlson’s Firebell
    February 2019

    Tucker Carlson’s Firebell

    Tucker Carlson shook the punditariat, liberal and conservative alike, with his incisive analysis, delivered during one of his show monologues, of the breakdown of the American family, a genuine four-alarm crisis that cannot be exaggerated.
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  • The Unmet Mentor
    July 2018

    The Unmet Mentor

    Life changed forever for me and my family on June 19, 2015, when tragedy struck suddenly. In the aftermath, I turned to an old mentor. In the ashes of our loss and dismal emptiness, I opened A Grief Observed, by C.S. Lewis. The first...
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  • Families
    July 2018

    Families

    On July 18, 1969, Sen. Edward Kennedy infamously drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island. He had left a late-night party with an aide named Mary Jo Kopechne supposedly to take her to the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard.
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