on the past as witness

Who knows us? Who bears witness when all alongside—even ourselves—sometimes falter at the job of paying attention and remembering and retelling? I’ve long wondered about this, but only in a …

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on The Path and we alongside

Wrestling hours of a two-day interview into a fourteen-minute segment that covers more than eight years of trauma-ringed lives is a feat I would not wish to attempt. Yet this …

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on short days, a solstice

giving the sun its well-earned due, on this shortest day of the year. pass by a window, pause and blink, it departs, we each none the wiser, but it turning on. …

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on existing and hope

I am glad today for rain and fog and information. The first two are ever in short supply in this desert; the latter? Implodes even the most diligent of minds …

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on seeing in stories

Telling a story again, years on, puts your values on display, backlit for effect. The producer interviewing me for an NPR (Snap Judgment) radio segment today and tomorrow has a …