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It Will Change Your Life

 Time is running out for my friend. We are sitting at lunch when she casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of “starting a family.” What she means is that her biological clock has begun its countdown and she is being forced to consider the prospect of motherhood. “We’re taking a survey,” she says half joking. “Do you thin […]

Asking to Understand

 In many ways, it was a frustrating year.  I spent much of it writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,  a subject so complex that I was often overwhelmed.  I became intellectually insecure and frustratingly unproductive.  Days of research often produced just one written page.  More than once, I considered quitting the project and taking up something more manageable. But in retrospect, the less […]