14 Mar From What Are You Fasting?

was recently introduced to a new “app”.  It’s called “WeCroak” (wecroak.com).  It’s not about bullfrogs.  It’s about mortality and death.  It’s based on a Bhutanese folk saying that to be a happy person, you need to contemplate death five times a day.  And so, five...

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15 Nov Politics & Relationships

In the aftermath of the midterm elections, I was speaking recently with a member of my extended family.   As with many families, mine is “split.” My relatives and I share blood and histories and memories, recipes, holiday meals and inside jokes.  But we do not...

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