In This Issue
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In November, once again, Iraq responded to a military threat and signaled that it would
allow U.N. weapons inspectors to resume their work. This was heartening news.
It is often assumed that younger people have no respect for their elders and even less
reverence for history.
It is a clear fall day in 1986 and I am walking the block home from the bus stop. It is
my second month of high school; I am 13, a freshman, an artist.
Early in the 1980s, I served a parish in Woburn, Massachusetts. This suburban city,
some 12 miles north of Boston, had boasted of tanneries for 300 years.