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Category Archives: Massachusetts

In Defense of Brutalism

Brutalism just deserves some sympathy.

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.

Bringer of Light

Honestly, I have a plethora of metaphors to explore already: Satan can seem to bring light to the world but that isn’t the true light! Exposing things to the daylight makes them less dangerous! Capitalism makes people operate in a scarcity model which hinders progress!

The Boons and Banes of Ignorance

Too many fluffernutters will make you queasy.

A Few Reflections on Wind Through Trees

In The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Shug tells Celie, “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

My Best Friend Lives in New York

But I will say that—for me—being confined to my home has sometimes felt liberating in a small and quiet way.

Little Women, Bieber, and Thou

Little Women, Bieber, and Thou

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As Smith, Buber, and Gerwig remind me, we cannot be fully actualized people to everyone we meet

Putting My Underwear on Backwards

Putting My Underwear on Backwards

Perhaps my first mistake was expecting that I would ever entirely grow out of it.

Open Seating

Open Seating

“I’m actually on a connecting flight, traveling to a corn hole tournament. It’s a pretty big deal,” the man in the seat behind me announced. 

Just a House

Just a House

I was suddenly aware of everything: the squelch of the slider door’s rubber seal releasing as my brother came in from the yard. The creak and crash of the screen door to the garage behind my dad.

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