The water baked into us

There’s just something special about New York bagels. I’m not talking about New York-style bagels. You can’t just get to a certain texture, chew, and size, call them New York, and go on about your business. I’m talking about bagels made in New York City, the kind you...

Imperfect Activism

I haven’t eaten at Chic-fil-a or Cracker Barrel for years now. I’ve never shopped at Hobby Lobby. Where once Amazon was a go-to for me, it’s not a shopping spot of last resort. Theresa and I may place orders there maybe twice a year these days. Which is to say: Even...

Francis Weller on Grief

“Grief is subversive, undermining the quiet agreement to behave and be in control of our emotions. It is an act of protest that declares our refusal to live numb and small. There is something feral about grief, something essentially outside the ordained and sanctioned...

Speaking to Discomfort

Last Wednesday morning, I had an email in my inbox that was exactly what I needed. Tuesday, I had woken the reports of the leaked SCOTUS document about overturning Roe v. Wade. While it wasn’t exactly a surprise, it was still shocking and disheartening and deeply...

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