Tell Them

TELL THEM Some 14 years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our opening session in the theology of faith. That was the day I first saw Tommy. He was combing his hair, which hung six inches below his shoulders. My quick judgment wrote...

Drink Plenty of Water

DRINK PLENTY OF WATER I’ve heard it. I’ve read it. As long as I have been running, it’s always been the same message: “drink plenty of water.” All along most race courses are water stations, and most runners slow down to drink a cup of cool water. Keeping your...

The Sparrow At Starbucks

THE SPARROW AT STARBUCKS by John Thomas Oaks It was chilly in Manhattan but warm inside the Starbucks shop on 51st Street and Broadway, just a skip up from Times Square. For a musician, it’s the most lucrative Starbucks location in the world, I’m told, and consequently, the tips...