‘If any of these said persons come in love unto us, we cannot in...– from the Flushing Remonstrance, signed on Dec. 27, 1657, and cited in Kenneth T. Jackson’s Op-Ed article “A Colony with a Conscience” in The New York Times Trent Gilliss, Online Editor
A Jewish Santa Claus
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor This wonderful anecdote about the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel brings deeper meaning to the holiday season and cultural relations: “In 1965, after walking in the Selma-to-Montgomery civil-rights march with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was at the Montgomery, Ala., airport, trying to find something to eat. A surly woman...
Five Things the Romans Did at Christmas →
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor Mary Beard’s blog at the Times Online is a lot of fun. And she quickly spots in on quirky similiarities between Saturnalia and the Christmas holiday.
Trent Gilliss, Online Editor One of the most difficult aspects of working at Minnesota Public Radio is that I often don’t get a chance to listen to public radio on the weekdays, especially during working hours. Thanks to a new baby boy, I was actually able to listen to a documentary on Alzheimer’s disease by a colleague and former producer at SOF, Brian Newhouse. It’s a...