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by Laura Kolbe

I live most days in ritualized chaos, a condition hardly unique to medical residents, though perhaps the profession renders the tumult more starkly. 969 more words

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For one day

You may have noticed that I was a little, um passionate last week. Still am. And plan on continuing to be.

I still think that we writers have a lot of work to do. 352 more words

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The Personal Is Political

“The moment when a feeling enters the body / is political.” —Adrienne Rich, “The Ghazals”

“How difficult is it for one body to feel the injustice wheeled at another?” —Claudia Rankine, from… 1,041 more words

Rochester

I know, I know: I keep counseling against talking about politics on the job (here and here, for example), but what if your job 

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Philosophy

Listen up writers, we have work to do

If the recent U.S. Presidential Election has shown us anything, it’s that we are a lazy people with regard to how we get our news. 2,209 more words

Writing

What To Do

Deal with it. Move on. Fight. Stand up for what you believe in. In the wake of the 2016 election, many people are wondering what to do next. 494 more words

Off The Grid

Use Your Words: The Political Power of Literature

by David Ebenbach

“Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it. 852 more words

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