Notes on Grieving: This is What I Have; It Will Have to Be Enough

How do I feel? How do I really feel? In the hours, days and weeks since my father passed, I've found that—perhaps for the first time in my life—I don't really have the precise words to describe what I'm feeling. I thought I might know what is transpiring in my heart and mind—at least before …

A Counter Perspective On Disrupting Centers of Commerce Amidst Protest

You see a building owned by an international corporation that pays meager wages and seeks to nickel-and-dime its employees at every turn and think, "Why? Why do these people act like savages? Why do they destroy their community." Perhaps it won't be a popular thing to say, but this is an understandable reaction from some …

LANGUAGE, INSTITUTIONS, AND REALITY-MAKING POWER

There hasn't been an election year in my adult life that hasn't found a foothold in my consciousness and deeply influenced my moods and perception of the world—and while I've often been encouraged by friends, families and health care professionals alike to pry my eyes and ears away from every political development that unfolds on the municipal, …