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Dear Ezra, We Both Turn 1 Tomorrow.

My dearest Ezra,

You turn one tomorrow.

Last year, I spent the hours leading up to your birth anxious to finally see your beautiful face and more scared than I ever had been at the thought of becoming a mother. 413 more words


Me & The Beatles

The stories we tell about ourselves are some of the most important stories that exist. How we see ourselves – past, present, future – shapes the reality around us. 950 more words

Personal Growth

I've been keeping my powder dry

There’s an old phrase that comes from the 1800s – “keep your powder dry.” It harks back to a time when firearms were fired with black gunpowder, and wet gunpowder wouldn’t fire. 206 more words

Personal Narrative

Some Clarifications Needed

A few weeks ago I was approached on this very website about one of my posts concerning vaccines and I feel that I must finally state the direction that I wish for this site to take.   426 more words


Kinship, Borders, Alone

Monday morning in Canaan, New Hampshire. January 16, 2017. About five o’clock. Pretty dark out, still. I slept hard and fast–the efficient shuteye that comes after a bender. 1,766 more words


The Myth Of The American Dream

Earlier tonight I was out on a coffee date with an interesting girl; she was from Mexico, came from a good middle class family, and is currently holding a work visa yet still keeps her Mexican citizenship while working in the oil and gas industry.   427 more words


Nature and Language

Alexander von Humbold’s drawing of a volcano showing the different ecological zones at different altitudes. As he compared the changes with what he had observed on European mountains (he had a photographic memory) he realized this was a universal trait and thus “invented nature,” as the title of Andrea Wulf’s… 74 more words