Tag Archive: family

My Cousins Are Geniuses and I Love Them

“We won the right to vote and wear pants, but we lost hysteria,” Jacob says sardonically. It is Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, but we’ve just celebrated today to accommodate flights. Also because, as… Continue reading

Thankful: I Contributed to Thanksgiving

This year I contributed to Thanksgiving and it felt amazing. I made rugelach, chocolate coconut bars, apple cake, pecan bars. I saved the tables and table cloths with a little ingenuity and packing… Continue reading

Natural Resources as Revenue, not a Curse, for Economic Development

I don’t often write about my job because I have yet to bridge my personal and professional life in a way that is compelling to either side of the shore.  So when the… Continue reading

Arriving in Johannesburg

Before you get excited, dear reader, this covers my first 7 hours in Johannesburg and does not contain any description of the country beyond a few helpful people in the airport who work… Continue reading