Perspectives

Finding Freddie

Finding Freddie

  The halls of St. Peter’s School are lined with frames that hold photographed highlights from each school year—athletic competitions, scenes from plays, and the like. Of these, the ones from the late 1950s have pictures missing, notably those of a flamboyant...
Our Almost Perfect Family

Our Almost Perfect Family

” I cannot find Jai!” I wailed to my husband. “What kind of a mother am I? I cannot find my own son!” We were standing in front of a wall of student artwork at Stenwood Elementary. The first-graders had drawn pictures titled, “Who Am I?” and now their parents...
The Lost Language of Progressive Patriotism

The Lost Language of Progressive Patriotism

By M. Steven Fish The investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged dealings with Russia presents the Democrats with their best chance in a half-century to become the natural party of government. The unfolding story hands them a rare opportunity to erase the...
Rethinking Email in the Workplace

Rethinking Email in the Workplace

By Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever One of the signature trends of technology in the Internet age has been the reversal of technology adoption flows. In the past, the copy machine, the fax, the mobile phone (before smartphones), and the personal computer all started as...
Amma, is Thatha a Ghost?

Amma, is Thatha a Ghost?

Ever so often I’m caught off guard by a question posed by my child. It has the quality of a zap to my system – like that of a rusty car battery being jump started out of its cold slumber. This was one of those moments. Coming off of a hectic few weeks...