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April 6, 2015 0 Comments

What we talk about when we talk about aging

A few months ago, a photo of a dress went viral because people saw different things when they looked at it. Was it blue with black stripes, or white with gold stripes? Others disputed whether it mattered and wondered about human divisions and trivial obsessions. The other day, over six weeks after “Dressgate” and less [...]

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February 7, 2015 3 Comments

What I’m Reading – Top 5 Articles Jan-Feb 2015

Great writing comes in many shapes and sizes, from a single sentence of stunning lyricism or profound insight to an epic novel that captures a particular time and place in all its complexity, or an essay that succeeds as much because of its form as its content. Important writing has a narrower spectrum. It’s less [...]

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January 1, 2015 0 Comments

A Writer’s New Year’s Morning Walk

The sound, muted but insistent, fractured the early morning quiet. I followed the gulp-croak, gulp-croak into the front hallway in time to place a towel under my vomiting dog’s muzzle. It was four-thirty in the morning. I could hear the churning of his intestines. He looked at the front door. January had just begun and [...]

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