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November 28, 2017
The first thing I notice is the smell, heavy with cedar and moss and pine. Then the afternoon mist caresses my face with a saturated kiss, calling a sticky layer of sweat onto my skin. I...
October 24, 2017
Before July 10th, 2017, I had never left the United States. I am fluent in English alone. This summer I flew to Italy to meet the family I’ve always had but never met. They are fluent in...
August 08, 2017
When my grandfather was young, he loved science—full of ideas he wanted to share with the world. As a Jew in Russia, he knew no university would take him. He earned a living at a factory,...
Falling for the Wrong Person
July 26, 2017
For too long, he consumed my every thought. I started doing most things for him . What I wore, ate, liked, believed in—all went through a filter of his figurative approval and left my sense...
My Great-Aunt’s Death Brought Us Closer
July 18, 2017
As odd as it seems, I became much closer to my great-aunt Nevin after her death than I had ever been when she was alive. In my childhood Nevin became increasingly sick with each visit; she...
What I Learned From My Trip to Africa
June 21, 2017
Before I went to Africa, I had wildly false misconceptions of this continent. But my trip amended these false ideas that have derived from a life of privileged ignorance. I quickly learned...