Wendy Dackson

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May 31, 1998

In Miss Manner's "Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior," much is made of thank-you notes, especially thank you notes for wedding presents. One of her sample letters reads as follows: Dear Aunt Patience: Rhino and I are thrilled...

April 26, 1998

Children's books with names like One Fish, Two Fish; Red Fish, Blue Fish. Screen savers on our computers that pretend to be an aquarium. Long weekends in the north woods, on silent lakes waiting for the first nibble on the line, or sea...

March 8, 1998

Somewhere, probably around the tenth grade, most of us learned about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in our American History class. And, somehow, most of us remember something vague about the "separation of church and state."...

November 1, 1997

Fifty-three years ago, on All Saints' Day, a requiem eucharist was celebrated for the Archbishop of Canterbury. To be sure, William Temple was one of the giants of Anglican Christianity in the twentieth century. During the thirty-five...

May 18, 1997

In Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior, much is made of thank-you notes, especially thank-you notes for weddings presents. One of her sample letters reads as follows: Dear Aunt Patience: Rhino and I are...

March 16, 1997

In the works of the best selling novelist Tom Clancy, there are a number of characters who appear in almost every story. For anyone who has read Clancy's books, certain main characters come to mind: the mysterious CIA agent John Clark,...

November 1, 1996

Fifty-two years ago, on All Saints's Day, a requiem eucharist was celebrated for the Archbishop of Canterbury. To be sure, William Temple was one of the giants of Anglican Christianity in the twentieth century. During the thirty-five...

April 14, 1996

The incident in John's gospel today is not the first one where Thomas goes and puts his foot in his mouth. Earlier, as Jesus was preparing for his arrest and death, he told the disciples, "You know the way to the place where I am going...