The Humbling Vote

   Poppies, like scarlet sprinkles on a cupcake, adorned patches of wild grass along the lane.  As I drove my youngsters to their Romanian preschool that spring, it wasn’t just another morning.  It was the morning after a presidential primary debate in 2016.  When we walked into the small school building, grandparents and mothers turned to… Read More The Humbling Vote

The Normalization of Contempt

   Years ago I sat in a college seminar class with ‘genocide’ written across the board.  Our small cohort was learning about specific atrocities perpetrated by humans on other humans.  Through documentaries, books and journal articles, and with the guidance of a lawyer, historian and political scientist, we discussed the roots of genocide.      Though this was… Read More The Normalization of Contempt