The personal and the political often meet and merge – and, in my case lately, this has certainly been the case. I won't go into the details of my recent cancer diagnosis, which I wrote about here, except to say that it has certainly intensified and sharpened my perceptions of what's wrong – and right – with the world I'm clinging to.

And of course it's made me look at things in retrospect, as old memories are dredged up and seen in a new light. When I look back on the twenty-plus years of my time here at, I'm struck with wonder: how did we ever survive this long? Read the rest...

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