Monthly Archives: October 2020

Why Resilience Matters

I’m lucky to be alive, and glad to be here—particularly in the throes of a disease that has killed some 227,000 Americans. That’s the entire population of the city of Spokane in Washington or Richmond, Virginia. As one governor said … Continue reading

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Columbus Day: Settling of the New World Drenched with Hype

Some communities—including Portland, where I live—have swapped Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day. And while the two tributes aren’t quite equivalent—one commemorates an individual credited with the sighting of the New World, while the other recognizes Native peoples of the … Continue reading


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