thanksgiving is this

  Two months after I met the Somali family, the older girls came home from school and told me they’d started learning about the American holiday Thanksgiving at school, and asked me to tell them more about it. The first explanation I thought of – that every year Americans kill 45 million turkeys to celebrate […]


the problem with manna

I’m currently in Germany staying at a place called The Art Factory.  Several years ago, an American couple bought an old tile factory in Kandern (in the southwest corner of Germany near the Black Forest), and they’re converting the space into flats and studios where artists can come to rest, enjoy community, and create art. […]