I Do! I Like Them, Sam-I-Am!

I Do! I Like Them, Sam-I-Am!

Do you know anyone who couldn’t quote a line or two from Green Eggs and Ham, the classic children’s book by Dr. Seuss? The author’s last name was actually Geisel, by the way, and he didn’t hold a doctorate of any sort. And, he pronounced Seuss (his middle name) as...
Why Dr. Seuss Cancellations Are Good News

Why Dr. Seuss Cancellations Are Good News

“Cancel culture” has been the subject of many conversations in recent weeks. Grief has been shared about the loss of Dr. Seuss’ work, the honorifics of the Potato Head family and even warnings before offerings on Disney+. This grief seems to come as people look to the...
Will Need and Privilege Come Together for Common Good?

Will Need and Privilege Come Together for Common Good?

“How many of you have read Theodor Geisel’s book on social and economic inequality?” Long before our current discussions of the legacy of exploitation and the response of reparation, former seminary colleague Alan Neely began a chapel reflection with this question. A...

Dr. Seuss Reminds Us to Care for the Least of These

Perhaps Dr. Seuss’s most noteworthy book is “Horton Hears a Who!” (1954). It begins, On the fifteenth of May, in the jungle of Nool, In the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, He was splashing…enjoying the jungle’s great joys… When Horton...