Author Archives: William Everett

My Father Ran

My father ran. He ran for Peddie School over muddy paths along New Jersey’s streams. He ran alone             in teams             against himself             against his fears             his insecurities             his father’s suffocating mantle. His heart so big … Continue reading

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Masks, Rights, and Covenants

Some people around us claim they have a right to refuse to wear a mask during the Covid pandemic. For some it is an appeal to a vague penumbra of rights arising from our Constitutional tradition. For others, it is … Continue reading

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Bursting Fourth

America begins again each year with a Big Bang so loud we cannot hear, the smoke so dense we cannot breathe, the light so bright we cannot see the dead, the maimed, the dark enslaved, the land now covered with … Continue reading

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Religion and Our Constitutional Crisis

Last Sunday I made a Zoom presentation of a talk that had been scheduled BP (Before the Pandemic) with the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville. In the talk, I returned to issues that have concerned me on these pages since … Continue reading

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