Ezra Klein’s recent interview with Kathryn Bond Stockton on how we think about gender brought to mind an awkward situation I created four decades ago. I still cringe at the direct question I asked someone I hardly knew. However, it led to reflections
Revised August 1, 2022 1 Our first mockingbird in several years arrived this spring. I want to say I missed him, which I did, but of course, the one we now have isn’t the same one from before. Still, like his predecessor, his call is a
The subject of regret has been on my mind after a month of disturbed insomniac nights as I began my recovery from a broken femur (thigh bone) and surgery. My focus is now on physical therapy and the slow return to normal. However, those early, rather
Introduction: Inspiration for the five Libby speaks stories In 1948, Giovanni Guareschi published his first volume in a series of charming Don Camillo stories. The series has three recurring characters. Don Camillo is the priest of the town’s
Council Member Gavin Kane, Democrat, was incensed. Max Morano and his fellow Republicans had vowed to fight a proposed law to make sexual harassment a firing offense. Gavin signed into his Twitter account. “Once again, Max Morano stands in the way
Tina Millette told her boss, Council Member Gavin Kane, that a constituent was making life difficult in the public area of their district office. “I can hear the shouting in here with the door closed,” Gavin said. “What does he think this is?