My Year of Questions

In pursuit of knowledge, one question at a time


California really could secede from the Union.

Breaking up is hard to do, but not that hard. Here’s why.


What’s God Got to Do With It?

In Defense of the Human Capacity for Goodness, With or Without God


When I mentioned recently among a group of aquaintances that my husband is an atheist, there was an uncomfortable pause, almost as if I had admitted to something shameful. This despite the fact that my husband is humble and kind, well-liked by almost everyone who…


The Bank, the Phone, the Good Samaritan,& the Thief


The story begins at Chase Bank in Burlingame, CA, where I stopped on Saturday morning to deposit a few checks. The bank was almost…


Can rituals make you happier?


I’ve recently been inspired by Robert Arbor’s sweet guide to French living, Joie de Vivre. Arbor, a French restauranteur who divides his time between France and New York, sings the praises of peaceful breakfasts, family gardens, trips to le marche, leeks, love, and homemade jam.

Reading Joie de Vivre reminded me how much contentment we can…

My Year of Questions
My Year of Questions

In pursuit of knowledge, one question at a time

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