September 10, 2021
March 6, 2020
Who do we vote for when the generations disagree?
Before the show began, a group of them started chanting, “please don’t make me vote for Joe Biden.” Others followed and for a glorious 90-seconds, the entire venue erupted in this collective lament. This chant haunts me.
October 7, 2019
The First Breath of a Philosopher: A Eulogy (Remembering David N. Mowry, part two.)
I have asked myself repeatedly what it was that made David’s courses so powerful.
June 24, 2019
What’s it like being Jewish in North Dakota? My testimony.
I recently testified via telephone before the North Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. I was one of six people to speak before the committee. It was a disaster. I and other speakers were disregarded and attacked. I realize now that my and others’ testimonies are too important to be limited to just the committee members. So, I am publishing my remarks here, for everyone to read.
July 22, 2018
Maybe Your Work Isn’t Lame After All.
How do we assess our own creative work?
November 21, 2016
Molli Bernstein died this weekend: death in the age of Facebook.
The internet keeps so many people at such a distance that it is hard to know when it is proper to try to make that divide smaller.
November 7, 2016
My Final Statement on Donald Trump
If you vote for Donald Trump, we can’t be friends.
September 11, 2016
A sermon and an essay on the events of September 11, 2001.
Two essays in honor of the 15th anniversary on America.
February 22, 2016