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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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Waiting For Summer To End

In California, September is the cruelest month In other regions of the U.S, September brings tantalizing hints of fall I see it in the tweets and Facebook posts from people in Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, even Washington: announcements of a tingling…

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