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.

Take the Statues; Leave the Pedestals

“It’s Wrong to Erase History” is the title of an angry letter to the editor of the Baltimore Sun complaining about the swift and stealthy removal of four Confederate statues Tuesday night. That’s the gist of much of the argument for leaving intact commemorative statues of Confederate leaders.  I agree. It’s wrong to erase history.… Continue reading Take the Statues; Leave the Pedestals