May 8, 2020
National service is finally having a moment
The coronavirus pandemic is revealing our numerous societal shortcomings, and some are starting to promote expansion of our national service programs to help fix what’s broken.
May 7, 2020
Libraries have been on my mind lately. Although the buildings are temporarily closed, libraries continue to demonstrate their indispensable value to society.
Mar 5, 2020
I deleted tracking from this site. I’m sorry I didn’t do it sooner.
I’ve removed Google Analytics from this site. I should have done it sooner. I’m not interested in exposing your information in order to sate my own curiosity.
Jan 18, 2020
It’s happened before. Is that supposed to make it easier?
I’m reading the book The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels, a major theme of which is that our country has been through dark periods before, and we have triumphed. But if the dark impulses return over and over again, have we triumphed?
Jan 8, 2020
Three years since I quit Facebook
In January 2017, I decided I’d had enough of Facebook. I closed my account, and less than a year later, ditched Instagram, too. Here’s what I think about it now.