Unsocial Media

That’s my daughter P., a wonder and a joy. I share this photo because it says something about the importance of the Old Ways. Getting outside, climbing trees, and reading books, analog preferably. As you may know, depression and anxiety have spiked sharply among boys and girls since 2010, but especially for girls—and especially “liberal” girls. Boys and girls across the political spectrum are…

Portrait of a Cowboy

One person will see her husband. Some will see their dad or their uncle or their grandpa. But I see a cowboy, a neighbor, and a prophetic eye. In conversation, he asks questions and works hard to commit answers to memory and to keep those memories—so many of them now—properly sorted. When I asked him if I could take his portrait, he politely laughed…

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