Category Archives: Food for Thought

Giving Up Thanksgiving

It took me a while to accept the fact that Thanksgiving 2020 could not be like all the others. The only way to celebrate it right was to give it up for the year. Read my essay here in The Washington Post.

Read the rest here at The Washington Post. And/or read my previous Thanksgiving pieces right here on this site: “Grace for an Atheist Table” and “A Thanksgiving Paradox.”

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Blindsided by The Blight

An essay about stupid, stubborn hope. (Art by Samia Ahmed.) Read the whole piece here at The Washington Post.

Read the rest at The Washington Post.

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Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Pandemic of 2020

I’m ready to start forgetting.

Stuck in the middle of a historical event, I long to be on the other side looking back. Like Natasha and Pierre. You can read the whole thing here in The Washington Post (if you don’t have a subscription, check your library for access).

Continue reading here.

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