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August 16, 2018
A Letter To Stephen Dunn
Dear Steve, I’ve had to look away for most of three decades now—away from your...
August 14, 2018
Marital Anger and Icelandic Rock Spirits
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September 18, 2017
Parenting by Politics
The moment is freeze-framed in my mind: My eldest, Milo, red-faced with anger, his eyes...
August 23, 2017
The Sweetness These Days
On the phone, he says, Your mother throws me over her shoulder and carries...
August 15, 2017
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August 02, 2017
Rules for the Male Gaze
Once, in high school, a guy in the trombone section brought a Playboy to band...
January 16, 2017
Martin, Everett, and Me
I am writing this essay on the fortieth anniversary of my father’s death, so my...
October 06, 2016
The Day My Daughter Found Herself
I want you to watch me run. My daughter Becca sent me that text last...
September 22, 2016
The Smell of Black Mold
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September 15, 2016
Unfriending, Impractical Jokes, and Other Foibles
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June 20, 2016
My HIV Test
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June 08, 2016
The Strength of God’s Gaze
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June 07, 2016
A Letter To My Sister
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June 06, 2016
Who’s Your Daddy?
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May 19, 2016
The Long Regretful Wait
By Tony Woodlief My mother’s quavering voicemail was right: I hadn’t called in a long...
May 18, 2016
Passing the Possibility of Parenthood
Early one recent morning, I’m still half-asleep. The cat lies curled up between Craig and...
May 17, 2016
Grief and the Weight of Glory
The wind whips through the quilts and sheets on our clothesline, cracking now and then...
May 12, 2016
A Poet Walks Into a Business Networking Event
The poet gives a young woman $15 for admission, squeezes her drink ticket like a...
May 02, 2016
Love in the Time of Bacteria
Last week, I walked up Dale Street from the train station. It's a perilous walk...
April 28, 2016
Praise Bands, Lipstick, and other Futilities of the Faith
By E.D. The drummer in the rock band at my church, bangs on his drum,...
April 27, 2016
Annie Spans the Gap, Part 2
This editorial statement from issue 88 is continued from yesterday. Read Part 1 here. In...
April 25, 2016
The Cave of My Imagination
By Jason K. Friedman Ma’arat Ha-machpelah, the alliterative name sounded as magical to me as...
April 18, 2016
Conference Envy: A Survival Guide
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March 22, 2016
Refugees Are People, Not a Crisis
Sometimes the horrors in the news are so overwhelming that I’m left speechless. This is...
March 18, 2016
Dancing on the Way to Prison
By John Bryant I’m standing in a circle with thirty singing and swaying old men...
March 16, 2016
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March 14, 2016
The Living Among the Dead
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