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Nowhere To Run
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Nowhere To Run

I woke from a dream, startled and out of breath. Beads of sweat were pasted to my forehead. I couldn’t see a damn thing. The room was black and statuesque. Not even the neighboring cicadas were whimpering into the void. Only the patter of stray raindrops broke the silence. Reaching […]

Kind Of Avoiding It
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Kind Of Avoiding It

It’s impossible but I’m trying. Leaving the country twice this month to chase what it is I am after, and the weeks of preparation needed* to do so with maximize efficacy, has helped. I simply can not rage nonstop. I’ll be at the polls next month, fuck yeah I will, […]

The Silent Invisible End
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The Silent Invisible End

There’s something about going 78 miles per hour on the turnpike that pushes America’s turn toward a fascist kleptocracy into focus. The sky is so lovely with perfect puffs of well-defined white in the shape of bunnies, dragons, and a barn set atop a sea of maternity ward baby blue. […]

The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)
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The Safety of Math (But How I’m Scared I’ve Made My Final School Lunches This Morning)

Last year, a friend asked me about traveling to Europe. She had never been and desperately wanted to go, but was understandably frightened after bombings and shoot-ups in train stations and concert halls respectively. I turned to math, as I’m wont to do, and made the sensible case that the […]

A Simple Gesture
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A Simple Gesture

Two lanes become five at this particular intersection. The two on the left are left-only lanes. The furthest to the right, a no-turn-on-red right-only. The final pair of lanes, as I reckon you’d have already guessed, are supposed to go straight. Straight and only straight, up an hardly perceivable grade […]

I’m Dreaming Of A Decent America, Just Like The One I Used To Know
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I’m Dreaming Of A Decent America, Just Like The One I Used To Know

Thank you Amnesty International USA for sponsoring this post. A few nights ago, while dreaming of a relaxing winter weekend spent decorating the majestic 8-foot Douglas fir you and your kids thoughtfully selected then tied to the roof of your car and crossed-fingers it would still be up there by […]

Growing A Girl In A Country of Men Who Piss All Over The Soil
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Growing A Girl In A Country of Men Who Piss All Over The Soil

There are moments of pride and happiness and hope, fleeting as they may be thanks to what I am tempted to say is the current sociopolitical climate in America. I hesitated on current. This cannot be thought of as exclusive to our time alive in America because anyone with half […]

For That Which We Cannot Plan
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For That Which We Cannot Plan

I have never stepped foot inside a Planned Parenthood location. Sure, I’ve seen them, driven past them and maybe even parked out in front of a Planned Parenthood once in Philly or Denver or somewhere else I’ve been over the years. But I’ve never been inside. And yet, AND YET, […]

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