James Ponet
PONET: The wisdom of drink

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

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 […]

Westheimer and Ponet: Learning how best to love

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 […]

It’s time to rethink role of campus chaplain

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 […]

Redefining shelter from the storm(s)

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, […]