Don’t DIY

We sat on the porch of their beach house, painting. My grandfather, master woodworker, had made me a beautiful trashcan to go in my big-girl room. It was just a bin for used tissues and clothing tags, but because he made it, it was crafted with supreme care. The quality wood would last for decades. […]

Fear’s Defeat

When the wars of the world feel too close to home, when we’re reminded that our lives are perilous treasures, when cities are attacked and the answers are not immediate, fear threatens to win. Suddenly, my friends are turning on the news, downloading the BBC app, talking about the draft, and debating the difficult questions. […]