Why I Marched on Washington

Growing up, politics was discussed around the dinner table, and my sister and I were regularly quizzed on world geography. The world, we were taught, was bigger than just our family. Television wasn’t allowed while we ate, so the one time an exception was...

One Man’s Junk: Going Through My Dad’s Stuff

All I wanted was the vintage paper reinforcers. Before I came home to visit my family, my father had sent me an email with a picture of old page reinforcers and asked, “Do you want these?” Um, office supplies? Yes! Vintage? Yes! Vintage office supplies?...

A Postcard Avalanche: Stop Bannon

Today is the day for the postcard avalanche to Donald Trump, telling him “Not Bannon.” A Facebook group gives the details, but the idea is to mail him a postcard from your town or state with the short and to-the-point message. The card I chose feels...

The Sound of Thunder: A Trump Presidency

In 1952, Ray Bradbury published in Collier’s one of my all-time favorite short stories, “A Sound of Thunder.” I won’t be able to do the story justice, so you should go read it (search for it online; I won’t link because I don’t know...

1933 vs. 2016: The Rise of Hate and Why You Need to Vote

On my morning run, I pass a house proudly displaying a “Make America Great Again” sign, an anomaly in my liberal Boston suburb. My heart palpitates and it’s not because of my pace, which is snail-like. It’s because when I see those signs, I see swastikas and notices...