Coffee’s Story –My blog
I sketch how coffee came to our shores. I begin by telling about frolicking sheep. Seriously.
Greeting Card Collection—Amazon
I review a card collection that saved me from social embarrassment on more than one occasion.
I review a poncho cape. I never thought I’d wear one but then got offered one to review and am now a little in love.
Trump and the Question of Representation—My blog
This is a thought piece that (rather shamelessly) uses Trump as the hook. Here, I try to sketch out the different things we mean when we assert that someone does or does not “represent” us.
Show Some Humility—My blog
I talk about how we fund mental health and addiction treatment. And how the way the money works affects the care people get.
Teach Hope—My blog
I talk about the kind of training that makes for good therapists and suggest some ways we might get there.
Making Retraining Work—My blog
In March, The Atlantic ran a whole series explaining that traditional retraining programs don’t work. In this essay, I suggest (based on California’s successful mental health cooperatives programs) that retraining programs can work if they are tailored to the worker and the local economy.
What Is Good Healthcare?—My blog
I talk about what makes care good from the patient’s point of view.