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Monthly Archive for December, 2011

(I just “liked” my own essay to see what would happen. What happened was my name ends up in the list of likers. Made me feel creepy. Please forgive, won’t you?) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • […]

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(Article I wrote for the Los Angeles Times.) My mother, a dyed-in-the-wool Minnesota Democrat, is sitting across the breakfast table from me. She’s reading the paper and comes across an ad for the big after-Thanksgiving sale at The Mall of America. “How can people even go to that place?” she laments. “It’s just a … […]

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