Social Attraction

A friend and I are just back from a magical trip to Eastern Egg Rock in Maine.  That’s where a lively colony of puffins now lives, though 40 years ago, almost all the little brightly colored shore birds had essentially vanished from their home.  Between using...

What is “Whiteness”?

Lots is being written these days about just what constitutes “whiteness” and why we might need to figure this out before it’s too late.  I’ve recently seen two plays that confront this question in ways that make a white person like me extremely...

Unexpected Hiatus

On April 10th, I had routine surgery to remove a growth in my neck.  My last blog, written almost two months ago, told about how hard it was being for me to eat soup with my right hand, given the nerve damage to my left shoulder that prevents me from being able to use...

Anticipation

For years, I’ve recommend acupuncture to friends because I believe it helps many things that can befall us.  Because everyone has talked about “needles,” however, I’ve never used this ancient Chinese healing method.   I am coping with serious...