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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Leave Women Alone: Some Opinions on Pregnancy

If you’re really interested in other people having babies, you could channel your energies into advocating for affordable childcare.

In Defense of Brutalism

Brutalism just deserves some sympathy.

Noise

In the silence of isolation, the noise has never been louder.

Remembering New England

I felt like I was leaving a piece of my soul in Boston, in Orchard House, in the bookstores, in the North Bridge Inn in Concord.

President Biden and the Egg Carton

The invention of the egg carton is one of those delightful historical tidbits that almost begs to be symbolic.

We Are Not Special

I humbly suggest that we cease being ignorant optimists and start being realistically hopeful.

Woods Withdrawal

Woods Withdrawal

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Being outside makes me a better person. I can’t explain it.

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower

People are storied, first, before they are instructed.

Pennywise, Trump, and a Small Town Girl

Pennywise, Trump, and a Small Town Girl

Folksy places have their dark side.

Live to Tell the Tale

Live to Tell the Tale

What do you know about anyone beyond what you want to see and what they allow you to see?

The Soonest Winner

The Soonest Winner

Praising goodness demands much less than participating in it.

Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning

I’ll even dance with you if you need because none of us are dry.

The Island Bookstore

The Island Bookstore

I wonder, not for the first time, how he hasn’t run out of stories to tell.

Note to Self: The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised

Note to Self: The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised

This question’s companion is more straightforward: “Is this the end of America?”

The Surreality of Living Through History

The Surreality of Living Through History

Surreality would posit that this riot is just another unbelievably strange moment in a series of unbelievably strange moments

Swimming Up Stream

Swimming Up Stream

There was an ambiance in watching Sports Center simply because it was there.

All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

SDSS, for all its millions of observations, has only mapped a fraction of a fraction of the objects in 35% of that sky.

Epiphany and After

Epiphany and After

But Herod—he’s never hard to find.

A Lesson in Crumpled Letters

A Lesson in Crumpled Letters

I’m much more likely to cling to fictional friendships than I am to real ones.

Dak Galbi

Dak Galbi

But throw it all in a skillet for twenty minutes and you end up with magic.

Beyond a Vessel

Beyond a Vessel

Doesn’t it seem odd that a story of a woman challenging Jesus is told as an example of her humbleness rather than her courage?

We Have Always Been in the Future, Pt. 1

We Have Always Been in the Future, Pt. 1

For a people whose survival was never guaranteed, this question is a radical call to evaluate where we are and experiment with what could be.

Our Actual Lives

Our Actual Lives

Even if all I managed was driving to the patrol room and re-stocking my pack, I wasn’t going home to the couch.

Still Proceeding

Still Proceeding

It’s supposed to be redemptive and inspiring, but I can’t help but think, that sucks.

Preparing for Proximity

Preparing for Proximity

The turn of this year feels too fragile for plans.

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