PONET: The wisdom of drink

February 21, 2013 • 0
The goal of drink is not drink itself but rather the state of mind to which, wisely managed and skillfully used, it can lead.

PONET: How to love a book

October 5, 2012 • 2
Sometimes ancient holidays wither into mere occasions for a shared meal and genial palaver. I have no problem with that. But some holidays, perhaps because they are so out of sync with mainstream culture, offer us perspective on the world in which we believe we live. A bookish people, we Jews celebrate a fall holiday »

Westheimer and Ponet: Learning how best to love

February 5, 2010 • 2
How fortunate we Yale people are! For several years now, we’ve marked an annual “Sex Week At Yale.” Naturally, sex is on our minds year round, but this week offers us an opportunity to talk in a focused way about love, relationships and intimacy. If our experience in the college seminar we co-teach on the »

It’s time to rethink role of campus chaplain

January 17, 2007 • 0
I sense that few, if any, students, faculty or staff at Yale know that a national search is underway for a successor to the outgoing University Chaplain, the Rev. Jerry Streets, who will have completed 15 years of loyal and distinguished service by the end of this semester. The Chaplain Search Committee, chaired by University »

Redefining shelter from the storm(s)

September 14, 2005 • 0
As we ponder the fate of a million fellow Americans suddenly forced out of their homes for an indeterminate amount of time by Hurricane Katrina, we do well to consider once again deeply what it is we mean when we say “home.” What do you mean when you say “I feel at home?” What am »