I’ve been thinking lately about being disappeared. Especially insidious is this administration’s ability or intention to “disappear” people.  I think of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Hundreds of children of asylum-seekers who are still locked away in internment camps, whose information was “lost,” and now may never be returned to […]

Our world is in pain.  The feeling of this is the pivotal psychological reality of our time.  Pain oozes through the words of a report issued October 1st by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This panel, composed of a group of scientists convened by the United Nations to guide world leaders, describes a world […]

It’s been another grueling week in our country, which culminated yesterday in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court’s 114th justice despite serious concerns about his honesty, temperament, and treatment of women. Another grueling week, which saw thousands of protesters in Washington and millions around the country, protesting the fact that their bodies […]

This has been a tough week. Every week since November two years ago has seemed tough, but this week was something else. I get Washington Post notifications on my smart phone. They pop up and say things. Friday morning I woke up to this notification: “In the fight over Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation, the only […]