Author Archives: Richard Guzman

What Eli Heard: A Birthday Sermon

I had lots of trouble preparing the sermon below.  I struggled perhaps because I was trying to do so many things, chief among them being to speak about the scriptures of the day and emphasizing transitions during a landmark time … Continue reading

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Henry Blake Fuller and the Fuller Award for Lifetime Achievement

This is part of a series on Chicago writers based on introductions in two of my Chicago books, Smokestacks and Skyscrapers (with David Starkey) and Black Writing from Chicago.  The links here take you to two lists comprising all the … Continue reading

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The Affordable Housing Crisis

Of course we need more affordable housing in the U.S.  In recent studies of the homeless crisis, for example, lack of affordable housing was by far the largest factor driving homelessness—not, as many believe, mental health, poor choices, addictions, etc. … Continue reading

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