Looking back at 2020

12/9/2020 Anyone who has ever lived with a young cat has had an experience something like this: you’re sitting on your couch, your home peaceful and quiet, when all of a sudden, with a sound like unzipping velcro, or tearing burlap, a furry demon ricochets through the space, bouncing off …

Thoughts on charity

The subject of charity—whether it be charitable giving by normal people, by the very wealthy, by the obscenely wealthy, by religious institutions, or by business entities—is something I think about not infrequently. You can blame the timing of this essay on the winter holidays season, if you like, but it’s …

Thoughts on race and policing

I was 13 years old when I watched video of Rodney King being beaten by officers of the LAPD. I am 43 years old now and I’m watching the same things happen, over and over and over again. I didn’t understand it then and I don’t understand it now. One …

Ruminations on personal style

Of late I’ve been thinking about the elements of my personal style and where they come from. Why do I like wearing …

We will argue

I will say I love your eyes you will argue with me I think and list the ways they aren’t perfect. “But,” …