Fatherlessness has reached epidemic levels.Forty percent of children in the U.S. will go to bed tonight in a home without a father. Studies show that people without fathers are at much higher risk for low…
THESE studies are collected from the monthly press. One appeared in the NEW QUARTERLY, one in
MACMILLAN'S, and the rest in the CORNHILL MAGAZINE. To the CORNHILL I owe a double debt of
thanks; first, that I was received there in the very best society, and under the eye of the very best of editors;
and second, that the proprietors have allowed me to republish so considerable an amount of copy.
These nine worthies have been brought together from many different ages and countries. Not the most erudite
of men could be perfectly prepared to deal with so many and such various sides of human...
Often as I have thought of my old friend "Father Payne," as we affectionately called him, I had somehow
never intended to write about him, or if I did, it was "like as a dream when one awaketh," a vision that melted
away at the touch of common life. Yet I always felt that his was one of those rich personalities well worth
depicting, if the attitude and gesture with which he faced the world could be caught and fixed. The difficulty
was that he was a man of ideas rather than of performance, suggestive rather than active: and the whole
history of his experiment...