Memory and Forgetting

This year, the internet forgot 11 September. Maybe that’s too strong a phrasing — 11 September happened, and most people treated it like any other day, Thursday, the day before Friday. Headlines of US papers were filled with a variety of news, but no commemorations or retrospective think pieces. Here and there, you saw flashes […]

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 […]