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Cookie's Bliss Family Politics

The Morning After

Sometimes you just have to reach for that box of shiny new colors.

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Animals Closet of Anxieties Politics Self Reliance

The Race

I spent much of September watching the hummingbirds fight over sugar water. What a waste of energy, I thought.

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Closet of Anxieties Dreaming Politics

Dark Moon

You lay there, your mind returning to the pepper drawer, and think you will not eat a piece of chocolate after dinner, especially tonight on this dark moon day.

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Closet of Anxieties Dreaming Health Care Politics The Virus Writing

Cognitive Dissonance and Creativity in the Time of Covid

Shortly after dawn I watch animated droplets chase a cement truck down the Moncure Pittsboro Road — white nanobots against the saturated green. I’d woken hours earlier to the roar of rain and felt my way through the dark to close the bedroom window, thinking, “Maybe this will get things moving.” It seems silly this […]

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Our Life Politics

What the World Needs Now

Two couples hover over us, shifting their feet, blinking at the waitress, the women clutching their purses. Our waitress again sweeps her hand in an “L” across the table. Ten minutes earlier, we had been in their shoes, having walked in with our friends, Scotty and Diane. We, too had stood, questioning the waitress, looking […]