Category: Book Excerpt

Start Small

By Cindy Wang Brandt Dishes are an underdiscussed topic in parenting books. While others focus on children (not sure why that is), I feel like dishes deserve much more attention simply because of the...

Turning Guns Into Garden Tools

By Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin It’s been said that you can count the number of seeds in an apple but you can’t count the number of apples in a seed. We live in...

What Will Make My Neighbors Healthy?

By Veronica Squires and Breanna Lathrop Poverty is a strong predictor of mortality and a critical social determinant of health. The Department of Health and Human Services lists poverty as a key component of...

Living in Liminal Space

By Natalia Kohn, Nemi Vega Quiñones, and Kristy Garza Robinson Esther was a Jewish woman being raised by a cousin named Mordecai. The Jews were an ethnic minority community displaced and dispersed all over...

Starting to Thaw

By Gillian Marchenko I drive out to the suburbs of Chicago for the trial. They administer a quick medical exam: blood pressure, urine sample, reflexes, nose, ears, deep breaths while a cold stethoscope presses...

Entering Darkness to Find Light

By Phileena Heuertz Years ago, my friends Jeelan and Nazreen gave me the gift of physical sight. Jeelan was born into an Urdu-speaking folk Muslim family in the heart of South India’s Tamil Nadu....