This is a horrible year for the nation and our world. According to Worldometers.info, more than 273,000 Americans and 1.4 million people worldwide have lost their lives to the Coronavirus. There has also been racial unrest in the U.S. that has sparked demonstrations around the world. Not to mention the

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Yes, the title of this essay seems a bit disjointed. But, that is a perfect reflection of how I feel. There is a lot I have been trying to process recently. I will try to stitch together these vaguely related thoughts here. Several things have been preoccupying me today. The

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I am pausing to reflect on the fickle fate of kings as I prepare to unleash the French Revolution in my undergraduate civilization class next semester.  January anniversaries present an interesting study in both the pomp and fragility of power.  Few occasions can compete with American presidential inaugurations for extravagant

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I have to admit that I am angry, hurt, and exhausted. Today is my 28th anniversary. The sad truth is that for the first time ever, I forgot my anniversary. When I was walking out the door to spend the day in my office and studio to try and catch

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“The first step,” I said, “is accepting that you’re not going to save the world. You’re not.” My comments were directed to a young person in my industry who was facing a mix of professional uncertainty about the future and mid-20s malaise – coupled, of course, with the prospects of

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