On what we owe to each other.
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Around this time every year, I find myself re-watching a host of my favorite Irish films. In recent years this has come to include Ken Loach’s 2006 mas…
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For no reason other than that I’m desperate to write about anything other than politics—given that I’m currently spending all the rest of my free time …
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There’s this very short false season that takes hold in Seattle around this time every year. It’s cherry blossom season, and I always seem to fall for …
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Every summer when we’d go to Virginia the jellyfish would come and it was a game with an edge to it, staying in the water long enough to have fun witho…
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Across the street from the school building I worked at until this past September is a place called Moonlight Cafe. It had—still has—the best phở in Sea…
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I’m posting this today instead of Wednesday because a) I didn’t publish last week and b) the contents of this newsletter are time-sensitive. The entire…
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Over the past few years, I’ve begun to cultivate a pair of what I’d consider spiritual commitments. At the time that each first began to interest me I …
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For most of my life my family has made an annual summer trip down to Buckroe Beach, Virginia, where my grandma’s cousin used to own a tiny, breezy cott…
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Happy 2020, everyone. For no reason whatsoever I’ve been thinking a lot about war and death and all those other cheerful new year things this week. It …
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Everyone is doing their end of year/decade musings this week and I suppose I need to get the same out on the page. Some combination of exorcism and rel…
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An interesting thing about trees—one that sounds apocryphal but is, in fact, true—is that giant sequoias require forest fires to reproduce. The biggest…
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