A Challenge and a Tone Poem (Reviewing Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste)

“Race, in the United States, is the visible agent of the unseen force of caste. Caste is the bones, race the skin.” Isabel Wilkerson’s Warmth of Other Suns moved me in ways few books have. Reading Caste, her second book, was a different but no less profound experience. While the former was about the past,Continue reading “A Challenge and a Tone Poem (Reviewing Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste)”

The Great Dungeons and Dragons Revival

Warning: This post requires some knowledge of Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying to understand its myriad references. I can’t remember the exact year. Probably 1993. I do remember the basements, however. Plural. We were forced into multiple dark corners for this particular hobby, it being the time when some parents still worried that we were enactingContinue reading “The Great Dungeons and Dragons Revival”

Back at it with DC UL — Adventures in the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania

Cross Posted from http://www.dculbacking.com You might ask how I accidentally ended up with a DC UL Backpacking crew. In this case, what started as a Purple Lizard map hike that I intended to do as yet another solo adventure in this time of socially distancing ended up being shared by email to a few backpackerContinue reading “Back at it with DC UL — Adventures in the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania”