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Ties That Bind

In an old episode of The Simpsons, Bart, Lisa, and Homer race home from church, plop down at the front door, and tear off their formal clothes. It’s a raw, irreverent celebration of freedom. That’s me at the beginning of … Continue reading

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On Mitt Romney and Napoleon Dynamite: The Long “Mormon Moment”

Religion and American Culture has just published my article “The Death of Mormon Separatism in American Universities, 1877-1896.” You can check it out electronically here (full text) or on JSTOR (sign-in required for access to full text). This one’s been … Continue reading

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Mostar United?

Last night a bleary-eyed stroll through Youtube led me to Claudia Tosi’s absorbing documentary, Mostar United.The trailer is here; the full film is here. During a 2004 visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina I visited Mostar and wrote about it here. Last night, Tosi took me … Continue reading

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On Boardmanville Elementary: A School, and a Chapter, Close

I heard about it from Marcie, on Facebook. Boardmanville Elementary will close. “Wow, hard to hear…” was all I could muster. It was my school from first through sixth grade. Feeling sadness and nostalgia coming on, I started to conjure my most … Continue reading

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