I was going to write a newsletter titled “Thoughts on ‘are we ok’?” but it would have just been one word - No. And I know you’re paying good money for these thoughts, so I couldn’t do that to you. And I considered still writing it and just elaborating on what “no” really means …
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On the night before our 20th high school reunion (delayed a year, as all things were), in the back garden of my classmate’s parent’s house, after a…
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About a month ago, in the brief interlude between Delta and Omicron, I went to the city with two of my best friends for our annual (minus 2020…
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My cat was a legend. An icon. A king. He made cat haters say, “this is the only cat I’ve ever liked.” Dog lovers would nod approvingly as he played…
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It’s a sunny warm day in early May, and I’m on the Long Island Railroad headed east, all the way east, to Montauk, where I’ve rented an Airbnb to…
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I started thinking about writing about this the day Derek Chauvin was convicted and Ma’Khia Bryant was murdered. And then I had a very hard conversation…
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The last two weeks have been horrific and traumatic. A white terrorist killed eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian women, in what was…
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Slow your eye roll. I am not about to tell you, bedraggled war-torn soldiers of the ‘20s, that what you need is a hot 5 to 60 minutes of meditative…
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