At the outset of the pandemic, a Zen intensive with a most unusual sensei — my pet fish

Romeo is a fish that lives in our kitchen. My daughter chose him from a pet store four years ago, when she was 11. She bought him with her own money along…

The Why Season

Explaining love, death and everything else to a three-year-old.

Parenting a three-year-old is an invitation to live in a world where meaning has no basement. In the existential spaces of the brain in its fourth year, every explanation can be countered with another question.

Consider a recent…

Kim Cooper Findling

Fifth-generation Oregonian and writer, editor, publisher, author, mother. Essay is my favorite form. Beach is my favorite place.

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