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The Suspense Might Kill Us First

Please, just shoot us now Life right now feels like the last months of a war We are battle-weary. We’ve suffered monumental losses, more deaths than in World War II. Our daily lives have contracted and changed shape in ways we…

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Look Forward, or Back?

January is the Month With Two Faces A two-faced Roman deity gives us the name January Or maybe not: Wikipedia points out that while “conventional belief” holds that the first month of the year is named after Janus, ancient Roman…

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A Cautious Happy New Year

We’re not out of the woods yet, but we can glimpse the clearing Christmas 2020 is in the rearview Despite the harsh contrasts between this Christmas and its predecessors, and despite its restrictions and isolation, the day at least offered a…

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