Daily Archive: August 23, 2012


My Pick for Essay of the Year.

Fear of a Black President Just read the whole thing. It’s one of the most cogent, nuanced takes on the subject I’ve seen. TNC has raised the bar again, and all I can do...


A Pleasant Bigotry

Northwest sockeye salmon with Washington sweet corn. Heirloom tomatoes. New-potato gnocchi. Roasted peaches with an oat-and-almond crumble. Cocktails, and then wine. No, that’s not what was served for dinner in Casa Likko last night, although...


Afghanistan: Eleven Years Later

In October we mark eleven years since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan. It is now the longest war in our nation’s history. This also marks another sad year of reflection for me regarding a war that...