When we talk about something being in the wake of something else, we’re alluding to the waves behind a ship moving along the sea.  To be in the wake of the ship is to be left behind, to be caught up in the disruption of its passage. Of course wake can mean other things.  It’s also the ritual of putting someone or something to rest.  Or it’s the rising from a dream, or a...

A post-election wish

Like everyone else I’m looking forward to the election being over.  In my life I don’t think there’s a been an uglier campaign season, or one that’s made me more disheartened by the American electorate.  I don’t think I’m in the minority here. I’m a Clinton supporter.  I voted for Obama in 2008.  I think Clinton is the best candidate this year...


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