Death, elementary school, and the silkworms

The teacher left me with few instructions, but the one instruction that loomed large at the top of her letter to me read: The Children Should Not Be Touching The Silkworms At This Stage. They Need To Be Left Alone To Build Their Cocoons. What is it with elementary school and worms? When I was in … Continue reading Death, elementary school, and the silkworms

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Unfinished thoughts on real change for real humans

I went on a blind date last night and almost immediately started talking about the likelihood of the Democrats taking back the House of Representatives in 2018. This is the kind of person I've become these days: boringly political, singleminded, and lacking creativity in connecting with people about the things I used to love. My richest conversations … Continue reading Unfinished thoughts on real change for real humans