My ten-year-old, Li’l D, and I have many times discussed the difference between “knowing” and “knowing-about.” As human beings, it can be far too easy to confuse knowing-about with deep knowing, as I first demonstrated to Li’l D—years ago!—with elephants. While I can’t recall how that conversation started, it began with Li’l D being confident… Read more
Many with privilege can recognize, in the abstract at least, that poverty and the suffering it creates are a scourge and that we should work to end them. But without ever having lived in poverty, they may not appreciate its wiles, how it penetrates every aspect of a life. Many more do live in poverty,… Read more
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