I don’t know anything

January 31, 2010

I spent a not insignificant part of my formative years in Michigan cowering in a school basement, or under a desk, curled up in a fetal position and waiting patiently for disaster to be visited all about me. But not upon me. We were being trained how best to survive a nuclear disaster. Or a […]


Talk the talk

January 29, 2010

After watching President Obama go head-to-head with Republicans at their annual retreat in Baltimore, and dominating every aspect of the conversation, I am once again intrigued by the possibility of real dialogue about issues on a national stage. Anyone who has seen the British prime minister debate his rivals on the floor of Parliament knows […]


Something new

January 22, 2010

I’ve had an interesting past year. How about you? I didn’t used to notice years being particularly interesting, though I often felt interesting things were  happening in my life and the world around me. Empires would rise and fall. But there always seemed  to be some continuity in the sweep of my personal history. No […]