My Harper’s essay on 1970 bombing at CMA

Hey there! I hope you’re staying safe and centered in your shelter-in-place arrangement. Most of us aren’t going anywhere next week, so please check out my latest piece in Harper’s. It’s about the 1970 bombing of Rodin’s The Thinker at the Cleveland Art Museum. Here’s the first paragraph, which you can click on to goContinue reading “My Harper’s essay on 1970 bombing at CMA”

CollegeNow: making the odds more favorable

It’s National Mentoring Month, and I really enjoyed attending yesterday’s MentorInCLE Connect event (a hashtag#CollegeNow production). It’s a great opportunity for mentors and mentees to check-in face-to-face and to take stock of the impact of this program on regional college students. Yesterday Board Chairman Mark Ross (who hails from Mentor–ha!) reported that, for the firstContinue reading “CollegeNow: making the odds more favorable”

When in Doubt, Improvise

Upon joining the gig economy in 2017, I encountered the same lesson over and over: you don’t know what you don’t know. For the Muggles among us, those lessons can hide in plain sight, like a wizardly portkey, but you can stumble into them, and in turn, be transported into situations in which the rulesContinue reading “When in Doubt, Improvise”