This Journal sets out to provide a voice for the good that we can all do every day, and to witness the small ways in which life is surprising, ironic, uplifting, uproarious, amusing, sad, and joyous. "The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea." — Isak Dinesen
Edit: I was prompted to write this essay by a family conversation, and the focus of it reflects that discussion. However there are many, many problems …
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, laid the foundation for 20th century American optimism with his statement that “the…
In the first half-revolution of the pedals, that scant fraction of a second before the rotation of the wheels creates its own stability, the bicycle ri…
We find ourselves, anchored to the fulcrum of Archimedes, our vessel poised in stillness upon the point of equilibrium. While about our axis planetary …
When I was six, I walked through the towering doors of what was then the Yesler branch of the Seattle Public Library (it has since been renamed the Dou…
Today the CDC confirms that loss of smell is an early sign of infection by the novel coronavirus. A European study reports that “anosmia was found in b…
Rising early, I read CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, scanning for meaningless statistics encapsulated in ever-widening circles on maps. T…
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