On October 6, the Trump administration rolled back a key facet of the Affordable Care Act that required employers to include free birth control as part of their health plans. The changed rule will allow employers to opt out of contraceptive coverage if they have a “sincerely held” moral or religious objection. In the wake… Continue reading Contraception, Abortion, and the Rhymes of History
When Alice went down the rabbit hole, she found a wonderland of bizarre characters and strange goings-on she had never dreamed of experiencing. At one point, she talks to the Cheshire Cat for navigational assistance. Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends… Continue reading Diving Down the Rabbit Hole
When I think and write about history, I use words. My book about my father’s transformation from boy to man during his service in WWII relied on the more than 300 letters he wrote home to his family, his diary, and the writings of others in the European Theatre and historical accounts. My current project… Continue reading The Objects of Family History
Where were you when? It’s a question we ask about iconic historic events. Where were you when … we landed on the moon? You heard Kennedy was assassinated? The plane hit the second tower? Where were you when? It’s a way to place ourselves in history. To show that we have borne witness to things… Continue reading Where were you when?