Who should we give to and why?

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A Work of Art

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Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was born in England but enjoyed tremendous popularity among American audiences by way of The New Yorker, which published over a hundred of her short stories.…

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Town Office

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Edward Holmes, a writer and English professor at the University of Maine, sets up the perfect philanthropic conundrum in "Town Office." His story begins with Phil Ackerman, a new selectman…

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His Grace

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A poet, philosopher, and biographer of Kahlil Gibran, Mikhail Naimy was born in Lebanon in 1889. He, along with Gibran and eight other writers, founded the New York Pen League,…

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The Happy Prince

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Oscar Wilde—one of the most successful playwrights of his day as well as one of its most notorious and colorful celebrities—was born in 1854 in Dublin. His fairy tale "The…

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The Limits of Charity

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David Hilfiker presents us with a candid article published in 2000 that is essential reading for those who work for or with the poor. As a medical doctor and founder…