June 29, 2020

Sure, John Bolton can go ahead and write about “The Room Where It Happened,” but goddamn it, guys. Where are the adults in the room? 

Adults, I think, are those who make challenging decisions, say difficult things and take uncomfortable actions that are aimed at helping others. Adulting, as the kids say, is hard work. Rosa Parks was an adult. Ida B. Wells was an adult. Au...

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there "is" such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”

 –Dr. Martin Luther King

When protests commenced on May 26 in Minneapolis following...

May 28, 2020

Finding some certainty among the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic

There’s a lot we don’t know about what’s happening right now and there are plenty of things we don’t know about what’s to come. 

While we know it’s bad, we don’t know, truly, how many cases of Covid-19 there are in this country right now or how many there were when many states started imposing stay-at...

May 15, 2020

We learn about our five senses pretty early in school, right? Probably kindergarten?

In a time of great stress, like the current coronavirus pandemic, it feels like each of those senses--touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing--are getting quite a run for their money. Even for those of us who have been at home most of the time since mid March and we’ve experienced less of...

April 10, 2020

I took up running at the end of 2008 as I closed in on my first full year as a parent. Something about the rhythm of that movement helped lift the fogginess of being a new mother. 

Running has provided me a physical outlet for the ups and downs of life. Bringing experiences from everyday life into those steps, during training runs and on race days, has helped me get throu...

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