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A few years ago a friend told me something that left me perplexed. There was no bullying in our small school, she said. She never saw any, anyway, and so because she hadn't seen it, she was adamant … more
Finding someone you're looking for in a crowd is hard. Finding someone you're looking for in a crowd of people wearing masks? It's more like a game of Where's Waldo. But find people in the crowd … more
Last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., a man named David Roddy tweeted a call for police officers who didn't have a problem with the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis to turn in their badges. David … more
There's a game my family's started to play when words like “we're all in this together” blare out of the television. Which brand will it be trying to sell us something with inane … more
There's been a fire swell of support of late for something I like to call the “if you try hard enough to believe, it seems like it could be true” phenomenon. I'm talking about the claims that … more
People without masks. They're frustrating, aren't they? It's hard not to get angry when you're following the rules, and people are breaking them right and left. But I've noticed of late that … more
There's much this pandemic has laid bare across the country — from how close a multitude of Americans live to the brink of financial disaster to how little all too many people care about the safety … more
It's like the grimmest version of a holiday I can imagine. Driving through town, there are darkened windows, shuttered doors, open signs flipped to closed so long that dust has begun to gather, … more
Times are hard. Essential workers are putting their lives on the line every day. People are dying. Life is scary. Some people are feeling too controlled, angry that they're being … more
The assignments from the teachers have come in at a trickle. A project here. A test there. The Zoom meetings have popped up suddenly and with little warning. Here's what I've seen: Teachers are … more
It was just a string of text in my Facebook feed. But there it was. A high school friend, someone who I've known for most of my life. Positive with COVID-19. He's OK. His family is OK. They … more
The missing seltzer almost broke me. For days I'd been waiting for our window in the grocery delivery schedule, and our order had finally arrived. Or rather, half our order had arrived. There … more
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