Creative thinking in the time of COVID-19

Creative thinking in the time of COVID-19

“Thinking outside the box” has taken on a whole new meaning during the Covid-19 response. Musicians offer virtual concerts from their living rooms, commencement addresses are streamed, happy hours are zoomed, businesses have to rethink how they do … well,...
Reading in the time of COVID-19

Reading in the time of COVID-19

Old New Worlds Part II Chapter Fourteen         As my contralto-nutritionist friend Monica Reinagel has pointed out, “By now, you’ve gotten emails from every website and business you’ve ever visited, announcing how they are responding...
Kazuo Ishiguro’s affirmation

Kazuo Ishiguro’s affirmation

Moving in the rarified circles of a creative writing MFA, where writers like David Foster Wallace and Jack Kerouac are gods, I tended to keep a low profile about my abiding love for Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre.” Ever since, as a teenager, I first read my mother’s...

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