Book of Ages makes a person cheer for women of the past who strained the seams of society even as they went on with their daily work.
Sex, murder, madness and betrayal were the hallmarks of the life of at least one of our colonial foremothers.
Empress Dowager Cixi’s monumental reforms in China were falsely credited to the men who served her or ruled after her.
Robert Moor’s meditation is a smart and lively reminder that without trails, we’re lost. We need them to save us from the madness of wandering with absolute freedom.
“On Immunity” reminds us that we are vulnerable and dangerous creatures, one small part of a larger organism and, for better or worse, interdependent.
“Alice + Freda Forever” exposes a history of white male priviledge. It shows how far we have yet to go toward true gender, sexual, and racial equality.
Food is life. It’s sustenance. It’s also a simple pleasure. Life’s too short not to pause at least once a day to enjoy seasonal flavors and textures. Even on busy days, I’m a big fan of throwing together a bowl of pasta and pan sauce, or a plate of sliced tomatoes and cheese, or even just a really great cup of coffee.