Dave and Essie (my step-grandson and his wife) came over last and we had a discussion about identity. Since they are mixed race people in a mixed race couple, they have a lot to say on the issue. Essie mentioned that it gets tiresome to have people unable to just get to know you before they have to know how to categorize you.
So in my profile just now compiled I started with, I am one of the live ones. I heard that phrase from Wes Nisker last night at the Insight Meditation Center (he borrowed it from someone else whose name I can’t remember). One of the live ones–is that enough to go on? Let’s start with that anyway!