The question of privilege. What is privilege and should we apologize for it? The concept of "privilege"--unearned advantage--has long been a staple of liberal politics. I stand as a proud progressive on virtually all political issues. But when we come to one or two social concepts, things get a . . .
We think we're brave? No. Here's brave: A mother with babe in arms getting on a boat in Sicily--or Ireland--or any other country-- in some form of steerage under horrific, unsanitary conditions and coming alone to a strange land where she didn't even know the language. That's BRAVE. And this is . . .
Do you ever look at old family pictures and wonder at the innocence they portray? How we knew nothing of the life that was to unfold? How each decision we made took us in one direction or another, and that direction completely changed what might have been another outcome? Do you look into your own . . .
I fell in love last month with a 15-year-old dachsund named Sally and took a few photos that I call A Study in Sally. Sally with her mom Despite her grey muzzle, Sally hadn't lost her curiosity about everything that went on inside and outside the little house we rented in Sonoma . . .
I've been deep into a box of old photographs these past few months and in Rochester this week tracking down clues to a family mystery that I may write about. But from time to time I just have to stop and reminisce.A little girl and her grandfather = the perfect relationship. Meet little Carol and . . .