A Father’s Prayer, and Other Good Words

In these days of fear, groaning, suffering, and bewilderment in many parts of the Middle East, this profoundly Christian prayer is utterly astonishing: “O God, we remember not only Bahram but his murderers… more »

The Commons


All of Learning, All of Labor, All of Life

“Es como el sagrado sacramento!” At the turn of the 18th-century, Gabriel Moraga led the first expedition across the hills from what we now call the San Francisco Bay area into the northern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Seeing … more »