Family Friday: Hello In There at the Human Zoo

Shabbat Shalom! By the time this posts, I will hopefully be in my car headed to panhandle Nebraska to bring in my Shabbat. Like many weeks of COVID-19, this has been a strange one. Wyoming is opening back up and if it continues to go well over the next week, I will have my first…

Just Passing Through

With plenty of snow and wind, the highways into Saratoga all closed yesterday. No morning hot springs soak for me today, just a rescheduled "Galentine's Weekend" for this spring. As much as I was looking forward to restoring my body with a good mineral hot spring and my spirit with good friends, I was also…

It is More Than a Month

  Today, the first day of Black History Month, the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIH) published an essential historiography by Stephen G. Hall tracing the roots of this celebratory month. "History as a Communal Act: The Creation of Black History Month" starts with a speech given in the early 19th century and ends with the communal digital projects…

While Waning

I don't usually like to preface my writing with explanation or apologies, a habit I learned from Hollins where my work was expected to stand alone and endure critique with an author's closed mouth, but this poem, being the first for the blog and a rather personal one, warrants an introduction. I am allergic to…