F3: Combatting the Sad Clown Syndrome

F3: Combatting the Sad Clown Syndrome

On September 25, 2022, I read an article in the New York Times entitled “For Suburban Texas Men, a Workout Craze with a Side of Faith” by Ruth Graham. Two things about the article struck me. First, the fiery epicenter of “F3,” the faith-influenced workout...
The Loss of My Mother

The Loss of My Mother

My mother, Rita Hennessey Kralik, died February 15, 2022. Though I managed a eulogy, I’ve avoided reflection on her death since that date. Perhaps now it is time to try as there will be holidays without her. The fact of her absence cannot be erased by any amount of...
The Comfort of Crowds

The Comfort of Crowds

The pandemic brought with it a fear of crowds. If a respiratory virus was not scary enough, the crowds that gathered despite it seemed to be instruments of anger, whether destroying public buildings or storming the capital, or just burning things, humans congregated...