A physician reflects on pain, attention, and the ethics of caregiving.
A Eugene newspaper set out to publish obituaries for people who die while homeless. The project raises questions about transparency, privacy, and storytelling.
Renee Soasey writes about reckoning with her father's life and approaching death.
Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon
Living With Debt
Joe Whittle writes about the sacred ethics of Columbia River tribes and how they provide a guide for restoring ecosystems damaged by European colonization.
The United States’ long history of turning citizens against one another. An excerpt from Joshua Reeves' Citizen Spies: The Long Rise of America’s Surveillance Society, reprinted with permission from New York University Press.
This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.
What is Punishment for?
Seeking the sacred in the mundane world. An excerpt from Great Tide Rising: Toward Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change by Kathleen Dean Moore
Eula Biss writes about how a threat becomes a plague in this excerpt from her book On Immunity.
Opportunities and ethics in the age of Internet music streaming. An essay by Dave Allen
The perils and burdens of human enhancement. An essay by Mott Greene
The first peace advocates imagined a new story for the United States. An essay by Margot Minardi
Somewhere beyond fate and reason, the real work of being human begins. An essay by John Holloran
An interview with Reed College professor Jennifer Henderlong Corpus about goals, praise, motivation, and coping with failure.