Anne Gardner is a native Bostonian, an Episcopal minister and freelance writer and former director of spiritual and religious life at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. Follow her on Twitter: @AnneGardner2020, or contact her at

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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.


This Lent, we must pair our faith with action

Perspective: In 1969 Boston, a derelict four-story brick building was reimagined by Paul Sullivan and Jim Buckley as a shelter for homeless men. The Pine Street Inn offered its 200 daily guests "a hot and a cot." And, as it turns out, egg salad sandwiches.