Easter and baseball and Duncan’s ‘The Brothers K’

“Baseball is indeed the fulcrum on which the narrative is balanced — and the game’s storylines are essential to the tale — but this is only because the novel is actually about sacrifice — about a series of sacrifices that various characters make in order to advance the good of others.”

Greg Erlandson: Bridging divides shoulder to shoulder

“I wonder if the Church can play a mediating role in the midst of our division. It can provide a meeting ground where Catholics and others who identify with either party can meet the other.”

Greg Erlandson: A retirement project like no other

“What should a retired philosophy professor who is a political skeptic, fiercely pro-life and apparently with a bit of time on his hands, do this fall? Run for governor of California, of course!”