This morning, I had an email notification from a popular neighborhood-based social media platform that I use casually; someone had posted a link to an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal and a conversation thread about mask mandates had ensued. There were about a half-dozen comments, and most seemed…


Life in Colorado
Life in Colorado

In 2017, I was living in Delaware, in my early 50s, ten years divorced. I had bought a home two years earlier, fulfilling a dream I had not dared to allow myself to have. I had a challenging, lucrative job with a startup financial company, a cat who hated me…


Overview

Americans struggle with the idea — let alone the implementation — of paying for adequate health care. Annual “open enrollment” windows immerse us in day-long seminars at places of employment, or we face lengthy FAQs, “helpful” explanatory videos, and multi-page comparison charts as we attempt to select the best plan…


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Mowgli’s Brothers

In the original Disney “The Jungle Book” animated movie, Mowgli — though still a boy — has been living among the wolves for some time. He is even referred to as a “cub”; he attends the pack meetings and is generally recognized as a wolf. However, Shere Khan sees him…

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