Of No Consequence

All women have things to tell you. They are ugly things, not easy to read or think of. We don’t necessarily want to say them out loud. But we’ve carried them with us for a very long time, long before the specter of Brett Kavanaugh rose to remind women that we have...

The Stories We Learn from Our Fathers

“Dad’s on the phone!” It was in mid-December, 1977, when George phoned my sister and I to wish us a Merry Christmas. We shared a single receiver, our heads pressed together at the temples so we could listen and talk at the same time. "Just this morning," he said. "I...

We’re Doing It Wrong: Thoughts After a Digital Detox

I unplugged last Tuesday night and didn’t return until a week later. No email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - not even news headlines. I turned off phone notifications, meditated every morning, had lunch with several friends, saw a good creepy British horror movie,...

No News is Good News

We won’t be publishing a podcast this week. Oh we recorded one, but it’s possibly the most depressing and bland 40 minutes ever put onto tape (or bytes I suppose in this case.) I kept thinking about it last night and messaged Allyson this morning saying, you know...

Eighth Grade

Editor’s note: A couple of weeks ago, inspired by a fun thread on Twitter, I asked my Facebook friends, “what’s the best story you have about accidentally injuring yourself?” It garnered 82 comments of hilarity, woe, and just-plain pain (one woman got bit in the tit...

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