An Introduction

Hello! Welcome to my very first blog post. I look forward to connecting with you here on the thoughts that tumble through my mind when I’m walking the dog, cleaning the house, or shopping for my kids’ Halloween costumes – going about the daily work and experience of life, that is. I’ve titled the blog “3H: History, Home, Horizons,” because those words evoke the main themes that I think about these days: History in all of its diversity, difficulty, richness, and magic; Home as the place(s) where we dwell and build our identities – from the close and fragrant corners of our grandmothers’ kitchens to the vast and simultaneously finite space of the planet Earth; and finally, Horizons, the quest to imagine a view beyond the rocky hillsides – the serious social and environmental issues that we face today. This blog post is not edited. It is me writing to you, usually in front of the window of my second-floor study at home in Ann Arbor, usually with a child calling “Mama!” in the background and a cat scratching at the door. Thanks for being here with me. Please do not expect perfection.

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