Table of Contents

Welcome to my website. This is where I keep the essays I’ve written. They’re listed in descending order of when they were written and posted, –i.e., #1 is the most recent essay.

  1. Food is So Fraught These Days
  2. How Much Does Random Chance Affect Your Life?
  3. Passion and Dispassion in Activist Movements
  4. Talking to My Past Selves
  5. Mastering Foreign Travel, One Anxiety at a Time: Our Trip to Iceland and Scotland
  6. The Democrats’ Challenge
  7. How Do I Decide Which Political Pundits to Read?
  8. Is Technology Getting Creepy?
  9. The Chronic Roots of Acute Crises
  10. “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”
  11. Thoughts on the Women’s March From Under My Pink Pussy Hat
  12. When Truth No Longer Matters
  13. Musings on Race and Ethnicity in the Age of Trump
  14. Well, This is Certainly Eye-Opening!
  15. Footloose and Fact-Free
  16. Thoughts on a Broken Air Conditioner — and Our Politics
  17. Ruminations on Honesty From “Honest El”
  18. Is It The Internet That’s Making Us This Way?
  19. Figuring Out Retirement
  20. The 2016 Presidential Election is Making Me Crazy, and We’re Still Only in the Primary Season
  21. The Trauma Exposure Response of a Climate Justice Activist
  22. The Holidays Through My Eyes and In My Heart
  23. When Should We Believe Scientists?
  24. Hesitations of a Would-Be White Ally
  25. Are Political Climate Change Deniers Committing a Crime Against Humanity?
  26. Don’t Change Anything
  27. Why Do Good Politicians Do Bad Things?
  28. Musings of a Mom
  29. Facts, “Facts,” and Who Cares?
  30. Travel As a Self-Revelatory Experience
  31. Why I’m Not a Conservative
  32. How to Be Happy in the Age of Climate Change (Updated)
  33. Decluttering the Attic; Assessing a Life
  34. Our Backyard: Where Disney Meets Reality
  35. The Reluctant Activist
  36. What Have We Become?
  37. Simple Pleasures
  38. On Aging (Like a Fine Wine)
  39. Capitalists of the Biosphere
  40. Glowing Words
  41. The “Magic” Bullet
  42. Letting Go of the Outrage
  43. Communicating in the Twenty-First Century
  44. “Change is Possible”
  45. The Message and the Messaging
  46. Seeking the Truth: The Political Road Less Traveled
  47. How to Be Happy in the Age of Climate Change
  48. Legacies
  49. Trying to Explain My Crazy Country
  50. Mickey
  51. “Creating” Reality
  52. The Limits to  Capitalism
  53. On Fundamentalism
  54. On Worrying
  55. Waking Up From the Fever Dream
  56. Trivial Pursuits
  57. My Polyface Chickens
  58. My Curly Hair as a Metaphor for Life
  59. 25 Random Things About Me (A Facebook Note)
  60. Morality, Evolution, and the Human Family
  61. Religion: A Useful Fiction?
  62. A Good Storyline
  63. Photo Face
  64. Choosing to be Culturally Illiterate
  65. The Good Life
  66. The Art of Conversation

2 comments on “Table of Contents

  1. Just bookmarked the site! Looking forward to browsing…

  2. J Berry says:

    Go Ellen, GO!
    I’ll be reading

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