Anne Gardner is a freelance writer and Episcopal minister, currently leading the chaplaincy program at Harvard-Westlake, a private high school in Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter @AnneGardner2020 or at

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LA Rams' team chaplain 'loves the Lord and loves ball'

Kevin Nickerson's work as LA Rams chaplain happens "when you walk through the locker room, when you hug them up, when you sit outside on the golf cart and one of the players sits down next to you."


20 years after 9/11, remembering the legacy of Fr. Mychal Judge

Commentary: Fr. Mychal Judge, chaplain to the New York City Fire Department, was killed on Sept. 11, 2001. He was subsequently classified as "Victim 0001," a fateful first in a day mired in tragedy. He remains a beacon for all of us.


Carole King's 'Tapestry' remains a masterpiece 50 years after its release

Perspective: Gilded trophies and money aside, "Tapestry" retains its iconic status, now 50 years later, for one reason and one reason only — King herself.


This Earth Day, Jane Goodall continues to shape the narrative

Commentary: I count myself fortunate to have met Jane Goodall. We crossed paths a few years ago, when she came to Phillips Andover as part of a speaker series. I couldn't take my eyes off her. Nor could anyone else.