I identified strongly with your cover story (“Cashing out,” Oct. 28). Seven years ago, I reduced my teaching load, choosing to work part time. Like many individuals in your article, a seemingly isolated event spurred me to make this change: I discovered that my then-seven-year-old daughter was unable to read.
A pious Bible reader, pondering the story of Noah and the flood, might excuse God’s desire to punish a sinful world. But not Karen Armstrong. In her provocative new book—which takes its title, In the Beginning, from the first three words of Genesis—the former Roman Catholic nun condemns God’s “monstrous” destruction of the human race.By SHARON DOYLE DRIEDGER7 min
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