What is privilege, really?

April 30, 2015
The question of privilege. What is privilege and should we apologize for it? The concept of "privilege"--unearned advantage--has long been a staple of liberal...

Tenements, immigrants + courage

March 14, 2014
We think we're brave? No. Here's brave: A mother with babe in arms getting on a boat in Sicily--or Ireland--or any other country-- in some form of steerage under...

Family pictures: “if only we knew what was ahead̷...

October 29, 2013
Do you ever look at old family pictures and wonder at the innocence they portray? How we knew nothing of the life that was to unfold? How each decision we made took us...

Sally: the reincarnation of my grandmother?

May 14, 2013
I fell in love last month with a 15-year-old dachsund named Sally and took a few photos that I call A Study in Sally.   Sally with her mom Despite her...

A grandfather’s love

July 19, 2012
I've been deep into a box of old photographs these past few months and in Rochester this week tracking down clues to a family mystery that I may write about. But from...

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