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My Writing

I am regularly published on Medium, an ad-free platform for writers and readers of all kinds, spanning countless topics.  My articles always advance some aspect of "becoming better".

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Here’s a sampling of select articles:

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Who Left a Baby at Our Doorstep?

How a surprise DNA match redefined our decades-old family history and provoked the letting go of what might have been

Was My Grandmother an Accidental Stereotype or a True Mafia Princess?

What really happened when Italian gangsters in Chicago bombed my union leader ancestor's house in 1911? It all depends on who tells the story...

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How Can We Free Ourselves from the Confines of the Race Box?

There's a dodgy history behind the ubiquitous "race box" we are often asked to check. Here, I look at the reasons it still exists and how we might begin to find a more unifying way to classify our humanness.

Falling for Oregon and the Turbulent Stories Behind Her Beauty

After a harsh welcome to our home state, a journey through the clash of history delivers a quiet message.

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To Travel or Not to Travel — Is That the Question?

Travel can pose an ethical dilemma, but deep, intentional travel also bridges cultures in a divided world. I explore this conundrum and how we might help heal the planet via global citizenship.

Why We Should All Be Following the First Rule of Improv

My take on how following a simple rule of Yes, And helps us to rise above our polarized echo chambers and devise creative solutions to many societal problems.

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Gender-Neutral Pronouns Confound Me — But It’s Time to Embrace Them

Grammar as we learned it be damned. Maybe the linguistic push toward nonbinary thinking is exactly what the world needs.

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