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Live Like Everyone’s Watching

The weirdness of selling the home we live in Our house doesn’t feel like our house right now We’re selling it — in fact, it goes live on the market in a couple of days — and that means it’s no longer our home, our…

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Emerging From the Pandemic

Lessons from the last year I hope not to forget The dark winter of 2020–21 is behind us, giving way to an uneven spring. Depending on your circumstances — your profession, your age, where you live, whether or not you’ve been vaccinated,…

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Is This Nirvana?

Or do I just have writer’s block? Those who meditate seek to quiet their internal chatter Practitioners of mindfulness — and I can claim only a guest membership in that serene population — will tell you that the goal of meditation is to slow the…

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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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I’d Like to Try That Again, Please

If only time allowed do-overs I’m a sucker for time travel stories Some of my favorite books play with time as though it were elastic — from Madeleine L’Engle’s enchanting A Wrinkle In Timeto Audrey Niffenegger’s poignant The Time Traveler’s Wifeto Octavia Butler’s…

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