Saint Boniface was born about 675 in Anglo-Saxon England. He was initially named Winfrid by his prosperous and respected family. At an early age he attended a monastery school, and as a young man he became a monk. The Pope […]
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Recently in an airport, I saw and bought a rather provocative issue of Scientific American. The cover declared that humans ‘evolved’ to exercise, while the most similar forms of life – chimpanzees and bonobos – function very well as couch potatoes, according to […]
In addition to the NIMBYs and the YIMBYs, we now have the PHIMBYs: Public Housing in My Back Yard. This new acronym represents those who believe that public-subsidized housing should be added to our cities, but no private enterprise market-rate […]
Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr. was born in Los Angeles in 1950. He graduated from Occidental College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1986 he married journalist Roberta Green. Most of his time is now spent on philanthropy, mostly relating to the intersection of Christianity and culture. He is an advisor to the Christian Community Development Association, a network of nearly 400 inner city ministries nationwide. This is his personal blog. His interests include geography and history, and especially stand-up paddle boarding. Read more here.