A Proposal for the Nation

I love United States history. It’s a young history, but a rich one. Growing up in the greater Philadelphia area, I loved learning about the people who lived there before me: the Lenni-Lenape, the Quakers, the Founding Fathers (and Mothers!). There’s much to be learned from the wisdom – and mistakes – of those who […]

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Stress, vanity and the election of 2016

2016 has been a particularly stressful election cycle. Civil discourse gave way to hateful rhetoric, dismissive sarcasm and finger-pointing. We are all on edge, frazzled and exhausted. My stress manifests itself in  a glorious combination of gastro-intestinal and epidermal expressions. I’ve been bloated for weeks. My lips are perennially cracked and my skin has been raw and dull since August. Today I woke up […]

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