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Finding the Brink at the Edge of a Cliff

The most intense flood of relief I’ve felt in years came when I placed the barrel of a rifle underneath my chin the evening before Election Day. Finally: no more attempting to hold things together, no more trying and trying and trying to be happy. No more wondering what more I could do if therapy […]

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Coffee in the End Times

(Illustration by Megan Tatem) At the risk of sounding pedantic, I want to sound off on something that has only just occurred to me. It involves waking up and smelling the coffee, but literally this time. When I was a kid–not a kid-kid, mind you, but old enough–the sight of coffee beans and the aroma […]

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