The Eagle

By now I’m sure you’ve heard from your grandmother on Facebook or a quirky uncle via forwarded e-mail that there’s a live video feed of a bald eagle nest in Iowa. (I’m hoping the video will go meta someday and feature a bald eagle watching a video of humans watching the live feed.) It’s fascinating … Read more

The Giver: A Play Review

When I was younger, I loved Lois Lowry’s book The Giver. It was actually read to me–and the rest of my class–by my 6th grade English teacher, and then I read it again on my own (words take a different shape when you see them on the page with your own eyes). And then I … Read more

An Olympic Cynic

[column width=”47%” padding=”3%”] Why do we root for Olympic athletes? The easy answer, of course, is that they’re representing our country. It would be unpatriotic not to root for Apollo Ohno. But let’s challenge that easy answer today. Think about it. What, if anything, does speed skating have to do with helping America? Isn’t it … Read more