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Waking Up in a Strange Land

I wake up and look around.  I find myself in a strange place. My personal narrative has changed as has the narrative of the country.  I accustom myself to a new reality wondering if the joyful narrative had been real at all.  602 more words

America

Travel in the Age of Trump

Three years ago to the day, I almost died.

As strange as it may sound, I tend to forget about this event until the Super Bowl rolls around. 2,477 more words

Travel

Green Lights

I’m in the middle of the road, seeing headlights approaching, I spread my arms trying to embrace it,
until the light over my head turns red… turned green again.. 163 more words

Markro-Folios

Atlas Minor

The website of author James A. Reeves features thoughtful blog posts and longform essays on topics that range from philosophy and art to health and family.

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Signs of the Age(s)

Signs of the Age(s)

By L. Stewart Marsden

They’re piling up.

The signs.

And I find myself muttering, “Ya ain’t gettin’ any younger!”

A sciatic nerve that repeats its message I can’t do certain things: 738 more words

Opinion

Breaking Free: Prisons in Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace' and Sarah Waters's 'Affinity'

We must actively engage in releasing women from their physical and culturally constructed ‘prisons’ by re-creating their stories and finally giving them a voice, writes Jessamy Baldwin.

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"All that cold blackness" | The Abyss (1989)

A United States submarine runs aground near the Cayman Trough, following an encounter with an unidentified object. With both Soviet submarines and a violent hurricane fast approaching, the crew of a deep-sea drilling platform are co-opted to assist a naval mission to secure the submarine. 9,743 more words

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