The business of friendship

There was a time in my life when I probably would have wanted nothing more than to be invited to a party. From the standpoint of someone who was extremely socially awkward until well into junior high, I remember hearing the message of “popular” being “overrated” from various adults and other influences and never really … Continue reading The business of friendship


The right to be rude

I’m writing amidst relative calm. The most significant event in world news this week, I would argue, is that Nepal was struck yesterday by another earthquake, the locus of which was in a more remote region this time, so the damage was less severe. It has been at least a week since any American presidential … Continue reading The right to be rude