Essays

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More Right

  MY AUNT LOU told me once that it is easier for our people to believe in magic than it is for others. As soon as she said it, I knew Continue reading

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In Praise of Peaches

WHEN SAN FRANCISCO’S shelter-in-place order started on March 17, 2020, I did not feel as cut off from the world as many did. I already worked at home and maintained social connections Continue reading

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The Counsel of Despair

As I navigate among the various faces I have in this world—the Happy Everyday Me, the Policy Wonk Me, the New Radical Me—I sometimes fall into the Despairing Me. I try Continue reading