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Yes. All Women.

You are pushing us away with your meager understanding, and with your foolish lack of control in the presence of our flesh. Continue reading

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Homeless in the Emerald City

One of the first things I am noticing about Seattle, besides how cool the light rail is, and how the sidewalks are super wet but not slippery, and how confusing the crosswalks are, and how many hipsters are here, is … Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Intimacy, and Legitimate Love

Yesterday morning, my friend Mel–who is living in Croatia–told me Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead. It was the first thing she said, once both of our Skype screens were up and I could see her face, pale as the moon, … Continue reading

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Fear for the World: A Drop in the Bucket

WARNING: EXPLICIT I had one of those moments this week. A moment where I snapped. On a total stranger. This rarely happens to me. (Notice how I say happens to me? This shifts the blame off of myself and on … Continue reading

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I met Sam in the City

I met him in front of the Starbucks in San Francisco where my daughter works—the busiest one in the city, where tourists and sight seers wielding shopping bags and cameras and cell phones make up a snaking line that never … Continue reading

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Siblings

I spent an evening with an Irish-American pair of siblings he in his forties and she a decade older. Two of nine siblings they had a language of gestures: eyebrow positioning and chin tucking and a leaning of their heads … Continue reading

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Gift

“Why are there so many dead fish?” I asked the first person I saw–a short woman with shorn, gray-speckled hair, walking on stiff legs along the water’s edge. I’d never been to Florida, never seen a beach piled with shells … Continue reading

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