A meditation for fall lovers

I’ve always loved fall. A year after my husband and I got married, we moved from Washington state (where I’d grown up with four seasons) to Phoenix (which has two seasons—”warm-hot” and “surface-of-the-sun”). My mom sent me a care package …

I’m fine. I’m just drowning in empathy.

I’m fine. It seems weird to say during a global pandemic, but it’s true. I’m fine. I’m healthy, my family’s healthy, my immediate community is healthy. No one close to me has died or had serious complications from the virus. …

A Reminder of What 'Free Speech' Actually Means

A Refresher on What ‘Free Speech’ Actually Means

Every so often, a story in the news prompts people to cry “Free speech!” while frantically waving around the First Amendment of the Constitution and fuming about fascism. Such stories are usually about someone saying something heinous and facing some …