Dear Senator Franken

Dear Senator Franken, You are not my Senator, as you do not represent my state. But I am a Democrat, and I am an American, and for both of those reasons, you do represent me in Congress, at least to

Dear Senator Franken

Dear Senator Franken, You are not my Senator, as you do not represent my state. But I am a Democrat, and I am an American, and for both of those reasons, you do represent me in Congress, at least to

Go see Wonder. Bring tissues.

My family has many Thanksgiving traditions. One of them is that, after dinner, we go out to see a movie. It’s not the same family members every year. Sometimes, my brother and sister-in-law are around; sometimes, they aren’t. Sometimes, my

Go see Wonder. Bring tissues.

My family has many Thanksgiving traditions. One of them is that, after dinner, we go out to see a movie. It’s not the same family members every year. Sometimes, my brother and sister-in-law are around; sometimes, they aren’t. Sometimes, my

Allegations and apologies: my thoughts on Senator Al Franken

Note: This post is going to be about Senator Al Franken, the allegations against him, his response to those allegations, and the response of other members of Congress. Before I begin, I want to acknowledge two of my own biases:

Allegations and apologies: my thoughts on Senator Al Franken

Note: This post is going to be about Senator Al Franken, the allegations against him, his response to those allegations, and the response of other members of Congress. Before I begin, I want to acknowledge two of my own biases:

Three days later: almost normal – but really not

Yesterday, I visited PS 89 for the first time since Tuesday’s terrorist attack. PS 89 is one of the three schools located at the intersection where the attack ended. Compared to how those blocks felt on Wednesday, as I described

Three days later: almost normal – but really not

Yesterday, I visited PS 89 for the first time since Tuesday’s terrorist attack. PS 89 is one of the three schools located at the intersection where the attack ended. Compared to how those blocks felt on Wednesday, as I described

This afternoon: one day later

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the terrorist attack in Downtown Manhattan. (If you want to read it, you can find it here.) Today is a different sort of post. It’s a post about what it felt like to be

This afternoon: one day later

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the terrorist attack in Downtown Manhattan. (If you want to read it, you can find it here.) Today is a different sort of post. It’s a post about what it felt like to be

This afternoon

This afternoon, a man got into a truck and drove it down a bike path in Lower Manhattan. Eight people are dead. At least eleven are injured. The driver’s rampage ended when he crashed into a school bus and the

This afternoon

This afternoon, a man got into a truck and drove it down a bike path in Lower Manhattan. Eight people are dead. At least eleven are injured. The driver’s rampage ended when he crashed into a school bus and the

Today, the sun stood still

This past Monday, a swath of the United States experienced a solar eclipse. Hordes of people flocked to areas of the country that experienced the full eclipse, and people in much of the rest of the country stood outside with

Today, the sun stood still

This past Monday, a swath of the United States experienced a solar eclipse. Hordes of people flocked to areas of the country that experienced the full eclipse, and people in much of the rest of the country stood outside with