dispatches to and from

nathan f. elmore

Dispatches to and from faith, culture, and things in between

Jackson (11), our youngest, on the front foot and looking ahead.

From a soccer tournament in Williamsburg, Va., circa November 2017.

Photo: Cara Ball.




Story & Essay
Dearest Charlottesville

On the eve of Unite the Right.

Fighting Wolves

How to resist violence.

Bad Hombres and Their Mothers

Where I relate a 1980s song by Sting to Dylann Roof and Muslim radicals.


Lost in Place

The inconsolable immigrant.

The Return by Hisham Matar.

Fathers, Unresolved

When a father is neither dead nor alive.

The Return by Hisham Matar.

The Land of Home

Does home ever leave us?

The Return by Hisham Matar.