Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

Two River Poems: Emily Dickinson & Sara Teasdale

My River Runs to Thee, By Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) My River runs to thee—Blue Sea! Wilt welcome me? My River wait reply—Oh Sea—look graciously—I’ll fetch thee BrooksFrom spotted nooks—Say—Sea—Take Me!  The River, By Sara Teasdale (1884-1933) I came from the sunny … Continue reading

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A River of Migrants

The fall 2018 migrant caravan seeking to cross into Mexico from Guatemala.

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Rivers of Lava

Lava streams down from the Anak Krakatau (“Child of Krakatoa”) volcano during an eruption as seen from Rakata Island in Lampung province, Indonesia, on July 19, 2018.  From The Atlantic, 2018: The Year in Volcanic Activity

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, The River

The River Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882 And I behold once more My old familiar haunts; here the blue river, The same blue wonder that my infant eye Admired, sage doubting whence the traveller came,— Whence brought his sunny bubbles ere he … Continue reading

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Two Bridges in Winter

Two bridges spanning the Androscoggin River connecting Brunswick to Topsham.  In front is the pedestrian-only Swinging Bridge, a suspension bridge originally built in 1892.  Behind is the Black Bridge, a 1909 Warren Through Truss Bridge constructed to carry rail cars … Continue reading

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How Am I a Christian?

December 1, 2018 “How am I a Christian?” is the title of an article I have in this month’s Friends Journal.  Here’s a snippet from the piece: One of the Advices in the New England Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice reads “Make … Continue reading

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Cathance River, November 2018

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