To Anthony Bourdain, From A Lifelong Fan

I never ever expected to read you passed away from suicide. “If I am an advocate for anything, it is to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for […]

I Still Remember Columbine, 284 Shootings Later

More than a week ago it happened again. Ten dead in a high school in Texas.  Again grief described as overwhelming. The pain is unbelievable. The astonishing act. The hero who risked his or her life to save many. Again the pit of my stomach turns as I swipe through the headlines on my phone. […]

History is the Fiction We Invent to tell Ourselves Life has Order

When I studied history in college I was taught to view history as a series of ongoing arguments and not a list of things which truly happen or a list of key dates to memorize so I could win in the next Trivial Pursuit. This is more true, I think, than we give it credit. […]