The Pond

By Jake Page

Editor’s note: Jake Page contributed dozens of essays to Notre Dame Magazine spanning a period of four decades before his death on February 10. At the time “The Pond” was published, he and his wife, Susanne, lived in Waterford, Virginia.

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Jesters Rule

By Jake Page

Maybe what we need in these times of pomp and self-importance is the truth-edged merriment that cuts through the malarkey. Send in the wise and witty clowns.

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The natural goodness of dogs

By Jake Page

Dog lovers have long believed in the virtues of man’s best friend. Now scientists are giving closer attention to the canine’s sense of fair play, empathy, and self-awareness.

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A Wing and a Prayer

By Jake Page

“She’ll be fighting mad,” the healer said. She had broken both her radius and ulna, or what we think of as the forearm, and the healer had set it and waited several months for it to knit itself back together. Now it was time for her to go back into the world, and it fell to my wife Susanne and me to accompany her. She was a red-tailed hawk.…

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