Past and Present

There are a series of photographs of my grandfather in Korea, standing under camouflage netting on what must have been a hot and sunny day, from the dramatic shadows cast on his uniform and the objects around him. He’s smiling in many of them, a crooked smile that looks a lot like mine, and looking […]

Building Family

Family relations are fraught for so many of us, and my views on family, obligation, and society seem to startle some people. They are too stark or cold or bleak or any number of dire adjectives, I am informed. Or I will change my mind later and be filled with regrets. It’s certainly true that […]