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Trauma as Inheritance – The Rumpus

Sometimes I think of footprints. The imprints of dinosaurs. Tyrannosaurus Rex, huge steps that once sent tremors through the earth, now sit silent, petrified. I think of footprints at a murder scene. Work boots, their impressions left in mud, betraying the identity of a killer. Read my review of Adam P. Frankel’s The Survivors on…

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Changing the Sheets – VIDA

I’m walking into La Strada, a little Italian joint in Merrick, Long Island, on a Wednesday evening, when I see this guy who I think is Steven, slim, gray, and about 5’10, standing beside the bar on his cell phone. Read this article on VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

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Becoming Buddha – Lunch Ticket

Published on Lunch Ticket “I’m actually in the best place I’ve been in my whole life. Looking back—and forward—makes me appreciate just where I am. I’ve adopted a “Buddha mind”—a living-in-the-moment-unattached perspective, and it is blissful—much of the time. I am no longer beholden to my children in that day-to-day parenting grind. There was beautiful…

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Progress? – Lunch Ticket

A tongue-in-cheek look in Lunch Ticket at our fascination with, and increasing dependence on, technological advances: “Certain parts of our memory are actually getting shorter. That’s because of what are known as transactive memory sources—we tend not to remember as much information when we rely on another to retrieve it. In other words, why bother…

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