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Tanka For the Dog Days

Noodling on numbers —and time Maybe you already know this The term “dog days,” meant to denote the hottest stretch of summer weather, does not derive from panting pooches lolling in the heat, their tongues unfurled. No, this period got…

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Molly on Mortality

Dogs understand things we don’t If Molly were human, she would be 90 Roughly speaking, that is. There’s the old formula in which one year in a dog’s life equals seven in a human’s, but that’s been replaced by more…

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How To Be in Two Places at Once

I’m doing it right now You have at least three superpowers Assuming you are a person living in an industrialized, technically up-to-date society, you are able to do things that not so long ago in human history would have been…

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Time to Take Your Time

It’s not available for refund or return We live in a culture besotted with doing. We’re devoted to breathless, full-tilt busy-ness. If we take time to meditate, we justify it by pointing out how much more productive our practice makes…

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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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