Body, Family and Parenting, Politics

My Heart in Minneapolis (Part I)

They have forgotten, because to remember would tumble them out of the beautiful Dream and force them to live down here with us, down here in the world.~ Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me My heart is breaking, I want to say, but that doesn’t really capture what’s happening. My whole body feels as if… Continue reading My Heart in Minneapolis (Part I)

Body, Family and Parenting, Politics

New Words: A Call for Linguistic Revolution

It’s not a hot story anymore, hasn’t been for some time. But in some ways I’m still sifting through the detritus of last fall: those ten days in late September when we shared more -- our questions and confusions, our secrets about our sexual lives, frustrations, our insecurities, our private violations –  than we had in the… Continue reading New Words: A Call for Linguistic Revolution

Family and Parenting, Travel

How Was Your Trip, Part II: I Confront My Colonial Impulse on a Waterslide

Here's something I didn't anticipate about our trip: a surprising number of visits to amusement parks. At the top of our list -- for activities in India as well as amusement parks visited -- is Wonderla Kochi. Set atop a hill overlooking Kerala's lushness, Wonderla offers and and water amusements plus the best-ever fair food… Continue reading How Was Your Trip, Part II: I Confront My Colonial Impulse on a Waterslide