Pachinko

I doubt that Min Jin Lee began her book as a didactic exercise in tolerating prejudice and cruelty – there is way too much humanity in it for that, but we can use it to examine our own reactions to injustice. Read More

Where are the Men?

ne of the women in this discussion had just met a man after her nose started bleeding while she was in front of his house. He came out to help her and they struck up a conversation – he gave her a kiss on the cheek after the bleeding stopped. Read More

Commission a portrait?

My playwright great great grandfather whose portrait hangs above my desk. Shall I commission a portrait? Meet my great great grandfather, Charles… Read More

Born a horse

I was born in the Year of the Horse.  A little wild.  Tameable only by a tough, experienced cowboy.  Curious, roaming.  I like the wind… Read More