How do we connect with those who are different from us?

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Mending Wall

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Reading

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Robert Frost is perhaps the most famous American poet of the twentieth century. The narrator of this well-known poem is a landowner who meets once a year with his neighbor…

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Close Encounter of the Human Kind

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Reading

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Raised in Ethiopia in an Indian family, Abraham Verghese emigrated to the U.S. as a young man. He established himself as a noted physician and author, launching the program in…

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Recitatif

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Reading

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Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's powerful short story about the relationship between two girls over many years traces the subtle differences that both drive and separate us. Some of the social…

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The Distant Moon

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Reading

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In "The Distant Moon," physician-poet Rafael Campo, who teaches at Harvard Medical School, explores the complexities and subtleties of the doctor-patient relationship.  The poem centers on the relationship --at once…