As I write, at seven in the morning on November 5, we still have no declared winner in the race for president. While Biden’s margin in Arizona narrows…
This post was originally for subscribers only. A number of those subscribers have told me today that this post, more than any I’ve written for a while…
The limits of amicability in a contentious age
This coming Saturday, January 23, I will place my hands on my daughter’s head, and say five words in Hebrew: “Baruch she'p'tarani me'onsho shel zeh…
“In math, we’re not supposed to say a line is straight. We say it’s ‘linear’ instead. My teacher says that calling anything ‘straight’ is offensive.” So…
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Reflections on class, fortune, and Trader Joe's
Thursday evening, I am rinsing out a salad bowl in the ranch kitchen when Eira strides in, concern in her voice. “I can’t find the children anywhere…
Tomorrow, October 8, this newsletter will celebrate its one year anniversary. The next day, October 9, Victoria and I will be married, at my family’s…
My grandmother and I sat in the living room, watching a musical on her venerable black and white Zenith. I wish I could remember the musical – it might…
Does Unfriending Work to Create Change?
On Facebook, I’ve told stories of some of my favorite customers. These two were favorites of readers, and both old and brand-new vignettes about them…