Is there anything more insufferable than a white person trying not to be racist? You know the type--she’s so well-intentioned, but also inevitably a little annoying, checking and re-checking every one of her instincts and assumptions, turning apologies into events, reading all t…
So I’m sitting at the gate when the pilot gets on the loud speaker and shares that the cockpit door has been accidentally locked and no one can get in.…
Courtney Martin
In 1973, the U.S. Department of Defense started the global positioning system project to enable worldwide geolocation with pinpoint accuracy. The first…
Courtney Martin
Photo by Iva Rajović on Unsplash I met my friend Josh for lunch and he said, “How are you doing?” I said, “Good, except I guess the world is ending.” H…
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I was in Milwaukee last week with my daughters, three and six years old, and it snowed overnight. Not a lot, but enough to blanket everything in sparkl…
Courtney Martin
Thanks to Ms. Grill of Emerson Elementary for the amazing illustration. I’m a big believer in reflecting in moments of transition. So here we are — one…
A picture taken by my husband, John Cary, as we attempted to get a shot of all the family together a few years ago. My daughter, who in actuality loves…
Courtney Martin
I love reading more than almost anything else on Planet Earth. Is it something my parents did to me? Group reading was a mainstay activity in my house …
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