essays

What freedom means to me

A little over two years ago, I took the following photo while touring Mount Rushmore on my way to graduate school in Wisconsin. At the time, I marveled at how tiny the destination actually looks in person, and also at how overwhelmingly white the rock features are. (I mean this literally, although of course the… Continue reading What freedom means to me

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Race and quarantine: a short reflection

Several days ago, a black man was slowly and brutally murdered by a group of white police officers in broad daylight. This event echoed the string of similar murders that we have witnessed for my entire lifetime, among them Trayvon Martin’s, Michael Brown’s, and Ahmaud Arbery’s. The earliest event like this to touch my life… Continue reading Race and quarantine: a short reflection

Interview/Talk

What does it mean to believe in ghosts? (spiritual talk)

What does it mean to believe in ghosts? Alternately, what does it mean not to? In what sense is belief in ghosts political? How can belief in ghosts affect our relationships? What is the difference between personal and collective ghosts, and what are some examples of the latter? Most importantly, how do we meet and… Continue reading What does it mean to believe in ghosts? (spiritual talk)