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Learning Lament: Remembering Tina

Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?  – Elisha, 2 Kings 2 I’ve been thinking lately about the link between memory and sound—the aural shape of memory—and how certain sounds can send you falling headlong into different corners of your memory. There are simple ones like when you hear…
March 8, 2021
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The Voice in My Head Is Populist. And White.

Today, almost unmistakably, people in my tradition—people who have an ancestral distrust of government—find themselves susceptible to populist lines of argument. “They want to take away your freedoms” is a lightning rod in my community. It’s also a go-to populist line: “The elites are coming and they are going to…
March 7, 2021