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Miscellaneous

The Hill We Climb

Amanda Gorman delivers a powerful poem at Biden’s Inaguration.

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My Life

Death in the Modern Era

There are things you can prep for, and things you can sort out, but digital security and accounts for the dead? Not actually easy.

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Food

New York(ish) Bagels by a Cleveland Jew in California

I love bagels. A lot. They’re my favourite thing. So here’s how I make them.

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My Life

All American

All Americans means all Americans.

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My Life

MP 46

In February 1989 I was 11. I’d not yet broken my arm. That would happen a little later in the year. Dad and I lived in the Big House on 12th street, our Cousin Dan in the Little House. Friday night we went to the Cafe, had dinner, I went home and Dad went to […]

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My Life

Critical Race Traders

I’ve been thinking about this story “The Space Traders”, which was written by Derrick Bell in 1992 and turned into a part of the “Cosmic Slop” anthology on HBO in 1994. The anthology was all about Twilight Zone-esque stories from a Black perspective, and we watched it in school (my super white La Jolla Episcopal […]