Combined with Covid, it’s a killer of children’s dreams

overty kills.

Not all at once — although the bullets that breed in poverty will do that. Poverty kills slowly. It grinds and grinds and grinds. Until it reduces whatever hope you had to a dusty smudge of resentment, befouls whatever…

The list is long and you’re on it — the arithmetic of gratitude

have a life many would envy. The infrastructure is one of comfort: a small (by the standards of the neighborhood) but distinctive home; plenty to eat and drink; all the mechanical and digital accoutrements of the…

Bookshelf — Wildland, The Making of America’s Fury, Evan Osnos

mmediately after Donald Trump got elected in 2016, friends from other countries like Mexico, Venezuela, or Spain asked me: How did this happen? How could Americans vote for such a thuggish clown?

I never developed a succinct answer from the…

When a sibling is gone, we must live on with the absence

he Pretty One. That’s who she was amid the gang of sisters.

She was also the quiet one, the creative one, the sweetest one of all — if we admit to the truth.

She is also, now, the…

Mexico, Tengo unas preguntas para ti

éxico, México, lindo México, ¿por qué me castigas tanto, por qué sigues rompiéndome el corazón?

There is nothing easy in Mexico. There is nothing that once fixed or settled or mended stays that way. The country drifts toward the broken. ¿México, por qué se descompone tanto?

Tell me, mi amigo

I ran around the world looking for something, but thanks to Covid I finally find it — at home

have friends who have recently gone to: Hawaii, Nicaragua, Italy, Idaho, Iceland, Spain, New York, Florida, Mexico City, Belize and Morocco.

I have gone to: Nowhere (well, once to Texas…

A family in Mexico, a Venezuelan refugee in Peru show that arguing Americans don’t know how privileged they are

pretty young woman from a small country town in southern Mexico finds her way to the United States. There amid the ocean of immigrants in Los Angeles she meets, improbably…

Tim Porter

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