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Archive for January 2016

Patriarchy: Alive and Well in Minnesota

  In early December, I found myself reaching the latter stages of my memoir: Skin by Skin: From Ambition to Compassion. Most of it had been written and rewritten dozens of times over and was ready for others’ eyes on it. But there were a couple of parts of the book that were incomplete. Not…

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The Problem with Feeling Good

  The core principle shaping modern day American life is finding ways to feel good. Isn’t this the motivation behind vacations, indulging in decadent food and drink, attending lively events and entertainment? Isn’t feeling good the promised result of finding the right lover, the perfect job, the ideal dress? We are a nation of people nursed…

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