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Errata: Misnamed author of last post

May 26 / 2017

Sorry, folks, Miki’s last post, Staying Open to Life despite Losses, went out under my name instead of hers. I post her pieces and was inadvertently logged in under my name instead of hers, so the email went out as if I had authored it. Not for the first time. …

Staying Open to Life despite Losses

Staying Open to Life despite Losses
May 10 / 2017

By Miki Kashtan

When I sat down to count the number of times that I lost a friendship by actions of another, I didn’t imagine I would reach the number 29 in the last 27 years, almost all of them close friends, or other people with an ongoing connection, who …

When Effects Are Invisible: From Comfort to Freedom

When Effects Are Invisible: From Comfort to Freedom
April 7 / 2017

“When a behavior becomes the norm, we lose our ability to view it as dysfunctional.” Jeff Garson, Reflection #42, Radical Decency (URL temporarily inactive).

“To reinforce the majoritarian dream, the nightmare endured by the minority is erased.” Ta Nehisi Coates, My President Was Black.

What is it that makes the …

If I Were a Rich Man – the Inner Dimension

If I Were a Rich Man – the Inner Dimension
March 7 / 2017

In last week’s piece, I wrote about what I might do in the world if I had a lot of access to resources while having the same values, sensibilities, and beliefs that I have now.

In answering that question, I skipped over the major issue that values, sensibilities, and beliefs …

If I Were a Rich Man

If I Were a Rich Man
February 28 / 2017

The question is simple: what would I do now, in this period of human history, and especially as we are all adapting to this new presidency, if I had a lot of access to resources while having the same values, sensibilities, and beliefs that I have?

There is, of …