Just one time, I'd give anything to hear an answer like this: "You know, the first thing
that came into my head was, I wonder if some dumb cluck of a reporter is going to ask me what was the first thing
that came into my head when my house got flattened?
Scaling up First Things
First: The challenge of scaling up educational reform.
to Hand is a free-verse poetry chapbook by teacher and prizewinning poet Robert Pinsky, contemplating the most elementary of ordinary items yet revealing the distinctions each object sheds upon the multifaceted human experience.
Richard John Neuhaus, the author of thirteen books and the editor of First Things
, is one of the best Catholic writers in the English-speaking world.