Los Angeles Locked Down. Covid Came Anyway.
Bloomberg Opinion, December 30, 2020The city’s crisis contradicts the simple narrative that outbreaks are punishment for red-state recklessness.
We take textiles for granted. But they weave together past and present.
The Globe and Mail, December 18, 2020When Jesus was born, recounts the gospel of Luke, his mother “wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger.” The angel who heralded the birth to shepherds in nearby hills said they would recognize “the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” Cloth is a token of common humanity. Its touch is among the most universal of human experiences.
The thread of history: Be thankful that textiles have changed the fabric of living
USA Today, November 26, 2020Historically, the manufacturing of cloth was laborious, making is scarce and precious. Today's abundance is due to centuries of hard work and innovation.
‘Trumpism’ Without Trump Is an Inkblot Without Ink
Bloomberg Opinion, November 15, 2020The word has become a Rorschach test of views about the Republican Party. But it’s really just a one-man brand.
Californians Push Back at Progressive Dogma
Bloomberg Opinion, November 05, 2020State ballot propositions show that voters aren’t as radical as the people they tend to elect.
Finance Workers Are Used to Surveillance. Just Not Like This.
Bloomberg Opinion, October 23, 2020Operating under an umbrella of distrust is part of the job. What happens when that shadow covers your family, too?
The World-Changing Technology of Textiles
The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2020The fabric of modern life is more than a metaphor: The cloth we make and wear has driven the development of new laws, inventions and social arrangements.
Welcome to the New World Civilization
Reason, November 2020Even as specific states or regions rise and fade in prominence, their inhabitants continue to enjoy the benefits of their civilization's cumulative experience and knowledge.
8 Books About Patriotism That Every Young American Should Read
Bloomberg Opinion, September 27, 2020Do books have the power to remind us of the ties that bind the United States? Absolutely.
Coronavirus Is Teaching Me What I Can’t Do Online
Bloomberg Opinion, September 24, 2020I couldn’t have written my latest book without libraries full of real books and chance encounters with real people.