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June 28, 2019

It’s hard to give clear thought to what caused a fire when we’re in the midst of putting it out. But afterward, when the flames are extinguished and the smoky remains crumble under...

April 10, 2019

One of the most vital purposes of education is to develop both the ability and the will to exercise good judgment—not to inculcate the avoidance of judgment.

September 27, 2018

Long-term vision—what some might call a mission—can see us through the errors of our attempted long-term planning.

Good planning is a continual process that requires agility, resili...

April 5, 2018

Teaching at a Jesuit high school—at least in my experience—frequently involves talking about love.

This makes sense, given that, arguably, Christianity is predicated upon the great...

July 23, 2017

Simple and easy are two different things. 

A group of students and I were once tasked with digging very deep holes for sanitarios in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. They ne...

July 19, 2017

A traditional rule of grammar is that both parts of a correlative conjunction should be used: “both” goes with “and,” “either” goes with “or,” and “not only” goes with “but also.”...

May 4, 2017

Yesterday, I clicked "submit" on what is probably the last paper I'll ever write as a student. I'm almost thirty-eight, so it's about time.

Some of the best parts of this degree pro...

February 19, 2017

I teach at a Jesuit prep school. The Jesuits are big on reflection and the discernment process it can afford us. Ultimately, Jesuits challenge their students to be authen...

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