Wishful thinking

Have you read Joan Didion’s Year of Magical Thinking? It’s a love story shrouded in grief — the author’s travelogue through loss and the sorting out of what is left. I read it a few years into our family’s remaking … re-imagining our lives. Actually, I wasn’t re-imagining my life. I was still mired in … More Wishful thinking

Who are we now?

As Americans, we are focused on identity: personal, school, neighborhood, corporate, national, and beyond. We raise the banners of football teams, geographical regions, religion, race, and so much more. We look for identity as if it were magic or currency. We look for identity as if it were static. A given. But as long as we are … More Who are we now?