Category: <span>Culture</span>

Enlarging Your News Bubble

Not long ago, my Californian friend Issa* told me she was surprised when her students rejected the New York Times as “too liberal.” She didn’t know what else one could recommend. Then, Midwesterner Betsy* told me she can’t find a news sources that all her friends trust. Fellow conservatives…

On money and power

One of the most memorable statements I’ve read was that the cliché, women want men with money and power works just as well if you take out the “men with.” Women want money and power. I appreciate this. Most women do want men. And we do want money and…

Merry Christmas from Maine

Well, the gentleman gave an excellent Christmas gift this year… even after I said I didn’t need anything. If money were no object… If money were no object, I’d put an end to class disparity. If money were no object, I’d topple corrupt financial systems for you. If money…

Many Thanksgivings

There are many ways to hold a Thanksgiving dinner. Often, we throw a party when good things happen. A father celebrates when his missing son comes home. A child is born, people marry, finish school, or get promoted. The harvest comes in, a trade deal is made, or fattened…