The Comfort of Tradition

Sarah Ritchie Your Ceremony

In 2000, Harvard Professor Robert Putnam wrote the landmark book Bowling Alone. A rare piece of academic work, Bowling Alone actually seeped into popular culture. Putnam uses an array of indicators about the social “connectedness” of Americans (including our participation in bowling leagues, believe it or not) to argue what we already know—these days, Americans are less connected to their …