In short chapters with titles like “Regret,” “Freedom,” “Possibility” and “Limitation,” Chittister considers the challenges and mysteries of aging. Her goal is to prompt meditation and lead readers to explore their own experiences of joy and loss, rather than offer lessons in growing older.
Ignorance is the opposite of love,” writes the father of a young man with schizophrenia, reflecting on his efforts to understand his son’s delusional behavior. Most of us have heard similar, more obvious claims: hate is the opposite of love; fear is the opposite of love; indifference is the opposite of love.
It would be hard to find more divisive, jabbing rhetoric on marriage than in these publications by self-described “marriage nut” David Blankenhorn, the founder and director of the Institute for American Values, and the late historian Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, well known for her testy rebuff of femini