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An Ode to the Mockingbird Calling Outside My Window at 2AM

This spring, for weeks at a time, a mockingbird has sat in a birch tree outside our bedroom window, calling out for hours on end in the middle of the night, well before dawn. Blaring his latest remix of car alarms, ring tones and other birds from the neighborhood, he relentlessly calls out into the […]

Melanchton on the Usefulness of Fables

Excerpts from Philipp Melanchthon’s short treatise (1526 or so) ‘On the Usefulness of Fables’: ‘There is altogether nothing more beautiful and pleasant than the truth, but it is too far removed from the sight and eyes of men for it to be beheld and known fortuitously. The minds of children need to be guided and […]