A Family Divided: the hard part of the immigrant story (a reflection on seeing “Documented”)

I was making small talk with one of my cousins on a visit to India maybe 10 years ago. “Did you ever think about moving to the West?” I asked him. He’s a doctor in a very remote, very poor village where snakebites are the most common cause of death. “Never,” he answered promptly andContinue reading “A Family Divided: the hard part of the immigrant story (a reflection on seeing “Documented”)”

If “What To Expect,” “Traveling Mercies,” and “I and Thou” had a baby: A review of Hopes and Fears

It takes a certain amount of fortitude to read a book on the joys and challenges of parenting when you’re single and childless not by choice. To do so during the holidays takes flat out bravery. So I sat down on a Sunday afternoon, girded by a burrito in the mission district following a holidayContinue reading “If “What To Expect,” “Traveling Mercies,” and “I and Thou” had a baby: A review of Hopes and Fears”