Op-Eds

Consider a social media detox. Seriously.

It’s a wonderful way to stay in touch with people, but sometimes I wonder if we’re losing touch with ourselves in the process.

What does it really mean to pray?

Back then, I thought prayer was talking to God. Now, I think it’s listening to myself. 

Mermaid on fire

I’ve had pneumonia five times. I’ve had bronchitis more than a dozen times and typically for months on end. Last year I was sick for the entire time between August and January. My bronchitis was resistant to antibiotics, inhalers, and most treatments. It was all because, somewhere along the years, I’d started breathing in smoke instead of air.

The consequences of tyranny

Any government is capable of inflicting terror. 

What the Woodward tapes reveal about Trump’s persona

The presidency has become a show that we pay with our votes to see.

It doesn’t end when the fires are put out

I worry that, even though I’ve lived there for 18 years, I won’t recognize my childhood home.

Climate change is burning up the U.S.

We can’t ignore science if we want to limit the number of environmental crises we experience every year.

A letter to white activists

Cry for your own life, but get mad about what happens to Black people in this country.

Our approach to addiction isn’t working

Addiction is your problem, too, even if you think it isn’t.

Jessica Krug and Jewish trauma

I made up a story to suit the silences of the family I was born into, and the non-truth I made up slid perfectly over the gaps in my own story of self.