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The Top 10 Strategies for Weathering COVID-19

I don’t often think about my breath.

Ten Facades

There are no miscalculations or extraneous details—things are only borrowed or loaned between neighbors.

Memorial Day

Meaning, it turns out, doesn’t always accompany mortality.

On Being a Good Tenant

I care a lot about things like that. I want people to remember good things about me.

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.


The next morning she was clutching the screen door with her dainty insect toes.

Mailbag from Myself

Mailbag from Myself

by | Mar 27, 2020 | 1 comment

No one has any idea what to do, and we’re all trying to use what we’ve got to make things work.   

Snail Saga, Pt. 2: Cohabitating with Tiny Corpses

Snail Saga, Pt. 2: Cohabitating with Tiny Corpses

When confronted with a dozen or so unexpected snails, one faces questions of moral principle one never thought one would.



The first time I saw her, I was sitting on Cotter’s lap—he had been my best friend for probably six years at that point—at a meeting I crashed after coming home early from France.

Peacocks in the Neighborhood

Peacocks in the Neighborhood

“There are peacocks in Creston?!??”

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