What I’ve learned from writing 500 blog posts

On my birthday last year, 500 days ago, I started this blog. I had no idea what I was getting into. I intended for the blog to be a simple record of the sculpture I was going to build from 16,252 pennies. I choose a penny to represent each day, gradually creating the sculpture, and for the … read more What I’ve learned from writing 500 blog posts

Message received, Harry

I miss Harry Golden. Even though he’s been dead for 35 years and I never met him. Harry’s been on my mind a lot lately. My longtime friend Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett wrote the definitive biography of Golden (1903-1981), Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care About Jews, the South, and Civil Rights, published last … read more Message received, Harry

Thought replacement

Seems like every day I hear about something that someone replaced. Hip replacement. Hair replacement. Or they replaced their stove, their car, their bathroom. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could go to the doctor, or the store, and get thought replacement? Old thought: I’m so fat. New thought: I really enjoy eating, good thing that I’m well-off enough … read more Thought replacement