The amusement park sprawled across acres of land criss-crossed by paths and studded with buildings and rides. Although some of the rides offered a great deal of vertical movement, others ...
Time goes by so fast, doesn’t it?
Recently I had the chance to read Eula Biss’s essay “Time and Distance Overcome.” She gives the reader a quick history of the telephone ...
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My dad is driving fast. His sizeable right foot encased in a dark brown extra-wide double-E sized work shoe presses on the pedal, heavy with impatience.
He always ...
Neuropathy can result from exposure to toxins. It begins with the gradual onset of numbness due to peripheral nervous system damage.
First block students file out. Second block students file ...
“It was because that proud moment of success could never be recaptured.”
Trying to find light in a dark city winter.
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Once or twice a year, I fly from the New York City area to South Carolina to visit my Pop. When I exit the terminal in ...
Brothers’ relationship is changed forever—but the memories stay the same.
A family recipe in a time of grief.
I guess dads were breakable after all.
Third place winner of The Art of Reflection Competition 2022
Photo by Steve Rainwater.
King of the Hill, Mike Judge’s animated TV series from the late 1990s and early 2000s, was set ...
How did he know the deer was a girl?
Photo by Allison Meyer
The other day I had a tough conversation with my middle-school students. It was lunch time. They again complained, with food lingering in mouths, about Social ...
Photo by Takoma Bibelot
I am Carlos, a refugee to America, part Cuban in exile and part Cuban-American and, sometimes, something else. I am the grandson of a Presbyterian minister, whose ...
The night my oldest sister died I hung new curtains over the large window in my living room.
After a horrific crime, two women find solace in each other
On dressing differently to break free
A grieving woman learns to look both backwards and forwards
On making it in a restaurant kitchen