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The Doctors Are In

The following article originally appeared in the January 22, 2014  edition of Busted Halo. It can be found at http://www.brianharper.net or http://bustedhalo.com/features/the-doctors-are-in. My thanks to Barbara Wheeler for her work in publishing the piece. When I was diagnosed with pericarditis — … Continue reading

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Tunisia. Egypt. Libya. Syria.

The latest country facing internal conflict and violence is also the world’s newest: South Sudan. According to Al Jazeera, a month of fighting in the country has left more than 1,000 people dead and, according to the United Nations, another … Continue reading

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Friends and Amigos

Original Article can be found at Marquette.edu A few years ago, I learned that Marquette polls incoming students to find out why they choose Marquette. Many cite the university’s commitment to community service as a major incentive, as well as its … Continue reading

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What to Expect When Nothing is Expected

Throughout my time in Peru, I wrote occasional columns for The Fond du Lac Reporter, my hometown newspaper. The following piece originally appeared in the October 25, 2013 issue of the Reporter and can be found at http://www.fdlreporter.com/article/20131025/FON06/310250122/Guest-commentary-What-expect-when-nothing-expected My thanks to Gary … Continue reading

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Resurrecting My Tendency Toward Death into New Life

The following piece originally appeared in an online publication called Busted Halo. You can read it by following this link: http://bustedhalo.com/features/resurrecting-my-tendency-toward-death-into-new-life My thanks to Barbara Wheeler-Bride, the editor-in-chief of Busted Halo, for getting this published. The Christian narrative is, to borrow … Continue reading

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 is the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Though my current setting leads me to think less about racism than other social ills like domestic violence and poverty, Peru, like anywhere else, demonstrates signs of … Continue reading

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The Time At Hand Is What Really Counts

Throughout my time in Peru, I will be writing occasional columns for The Fond du Lac Reporter, my hometown newspaper. The following piece originally appeared in the Jan. 28, 2013 issue of the Reporter and can be found at http://www.fdlreporter.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013301300034&nclick_check=1Continue reading

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