BY KENT JACOBSON A baseball field was a sanctuary for a small community of boys who were surrounded by angry fathers they were too young to understand.
BY CHAPIN CIMINO What stays with us over the decades: Navigating the grey mists of love and affection by the quirky light of a college friendship.
For the former Unitarian minister, relations with other people evoke in us the call towards both truth and tenderness, asking at their highest level not for daintiness, but for the 'roughest courage.
'This parting from the living brings constant pain,' wrote eighth-century Chinese poet Du Fu in an ode to friendship about his separation from Li Bai, who was in exile in the south of the country.
Friendship transcends mere companionship to reach a more elevated goal - that of a shared vision or a common question.