Chapter X: The progression of the day had brought us together, our legs touching as I argued with myself whether or not I should kiss her. It seemed a foregone conclusion, but I’d been wrong before.
“As an introvert, you need to know yourself. What you need, and what stresses you out. It’s not about what you can do. Most introverts can impersonate social butterflies when necessary. . . . It’s about balancing the cost of those performances with your own mental health.”
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Sarah Menkedick reflects on the very different—and complementary—ways in which her mother and her stepmother have nurtured her.
When our beloved seventeen-year-old cat was dying, Tyoma, our autistic son, reacted thus: “Oh. So, then we’ll get a new kitty.” No emotional depth. No concern. No sadness. This did not fool us. Kitty Pearl filled our son’s daily imaginings. Wobbly scratching posts and sinister-looking grooming contraptions were built in her honor. He wrote her […]
The art of Paul Dobraszczyk explores responses to places and spaces, both real and imaginary.
It’s been nearly 5 years since I was introduced to carp fishing by a friend. I’ve learned so much over the past 5 years since that first experience and I’ve certainly come to love targeting this species. Of course it didn’t take much for me to fall in love with carp in the first place. […]