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#BeTheBridge on Giving Tuesday, December 1st

We hope things get better soon, but in this year of The Pandemic there’s been so much wage and job loss that the homes of thousands of families threaten to go into foreclosure. In the VIDEO BELOW, Rick Guzman—executive director … Continue reading

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Magic and Consumption at the End of History – Part 1

I gave the following talk in 2004 at a conference held at the Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy.  (Prato is Tuscany’s second largest city, less than 11 miles from Tuscany’s largest, Florence.)  I publish it now partly because it speaks … Continue reading

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Frank London Brown Inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Earlier in this tumultuous year I missed an in-person meeting called by Don Evans, president of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, to pick this year’s inductees.  The final spot came down to two: Stanley Elkins and Frank London Brown.  … Continue reading

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