Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Washington Post Essay: ‘I Just Know’

(This essay appeared Dec. 12, 2011 in The Washington Post.) My son Ezra was 4 or 5 when he began asking people their birthdays. At first it seemed like a typical child’s question. But then months later he would encounter acquaintances — or even whole families — and reel off the birth months with perfect [...]

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‘I Don’t See People With Disabilities’

I’ve had a busy week. In six days, I’ve visited  four cities, with speaking engagements in Oakland, Los Gatos (Calif.), New York, and New Orleans. Travel can be both exhausting and exhilarating: Things happen that just don’t happen at home. On the New York subway, I ran into an old friend who lives in Vermont. [...]

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