This started as a place to talk about books, but books arise from culture, and our culture has taken a hit. In a time of dissension, let’s focus for a bit on ways to be graceful in disunity, kind in disagreement, and reasonable in our contemplation of our political and moral differences. Although the means by which we achieve our goals may diverge, the important thing is that we are all still standing safely together when we get there.

If there’s something in particular you’d like Ellen to focus on, drop her a note and let her know!


Sometime in the middle years of my twenties, my sister and my cousin hennaed my breasts on a lark, using a dime-store-quality kit we bought off a [Read More]