Dear Gram

Over the course of the last 10 years or so, I sent my grandmother a number of letters, on the order of 40 or so. Mostly, I told her, this was because she didn’t own a computer, and I didn’t feel that the lack of a computer and Internet access should exempt her from having […]

Suppressed Memories and Other Tales: Counting

I was torn between proud and horrified, and settled for a kind of horrible pride. Our friends allowed as how that was the funniest thing they’d ever heard, really, but oh look at the time, we need to be going, let’s pack it up guys. For reasons that were never made entirely clear, there were no further playdates.

Of Birthdays and Saints

Happy birthday to me and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you, Dear Friend, Fond Relation, and Gentle Reader! Beannachtam na Femle Padraig, and let’s get all these snakes out of here!

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Next Four Years

America may not have been ready for the social progress that it made, but it will be. This is a road we’re paving slowly, and the pendulum will swing back toward education, toward tolerance, toward dignity and a more worldly world view.

Of Meteors and Voting

Will you be able to look yourself in the eye knowing that you voted for a party that holds monochromatic monotheism in higher regard than modern medicine, a party that puts faith before fact, a party that will sideline science, social justice, and STEM schools because stem cell research might offend their narrow notion of God?