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NOT WHAT YOU THINK–Being Yourself Isn’t as Easy as You Always Assumed

Dear Friends, Adversaries, Acquaintances, and Strangers:                                              (I believe that takes in everyone.)   This is a journey in search of identity, which sometimes isn’t what we think.   We begin in New York […]


In the early days of liberated consciousness— 1967, to be exact— I was cashier in a shop of imported goods. One cargo included hand-carved wooden sculptures from Taiwan of a hand with upraised middle finger. This wasn’t the plastic gewgaw you later saw everywhere, but something no doubt crafted by carvers with generations of tradition […]