It’s a Race Thing, In Three Parts

First, a story.  Several years ago when my family and I lived in Bahrain, I was delighted to see how eager other Americans were to immerse themselves in the local culture. They sampled the cuisine; sought authentic experiences; visited museums, historical sites, and mosques; and made a sport of buying beautiful middle eastern rugs. It […]

Car Ride Confessions

I moved back to the United States over three years ago after a two year stay in the Middle East, and I daresay I’ve spent much of that time in my car. Whether it was commuting to New Haven for lectures or carting my school aged children to and from school activities and social obligations, […]