I had been working for my current employer for five years, happily paying for my portion of my insurance costs while lucky enough to not need more than a yearlyContinue reading >>
How do we tell the evil truths?
Her name was Eudocia Tomas Pulido. We called her Lola. She was 4 foot 11, with mocha-brown skin and almond eyes that I can still see looking into mine—my firstContinue reading >>
Trying to be tough: the cultural poison of bravado
I was in high school when the OJ Simpson verdict came down. I hadn’t followed the story with any great care, and I didn’t really have an opinion on it.Continue reading >>
Why I’m not impressed by wealth
Around Boston there are many neighborhoods where grand manses sit imposingly behind gates, surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns, with wildly expensive cars in their large garages. I can’t remember exactlyContinue reading >>
Not normal? Not enough.
Over the last few months, as the cultural pendulum swing was confirmed by the result of the presidential election, it became popular to respond to shocking or troubling news withContinue reading >>
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