flying time

When I was a kid, Prince sang a song about 1999, and it blew my mind. The very idea of that year blew my mind. Especially the notion that I'd…

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solitary thinking

"Solitude is a breeding ground for idiosyncrasy, and I relish that about it, the way it liberates whim." – Caroline Knapp Everyone has a unique relationship with solitude. Some require…

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here for the monotremes

Here’s the thing. I’m a platypus person. Always have been, always will be. I don’t do favorites, but the platypus is my favorite animal hands down. But there’s lots of…

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follow the instructions

When I was a teenager, I "passed notes" at school with my friends. I kept many of them as souvenirs from that time in my life. I wonder if some…

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the clear path

I’ve been wondering lately when and where I’ll make my next move. It was giving me some anxiety, the not knowing, until I remembered that, if history is any indication,…

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number love

I fell in love with numbers when I was a small child. Like probably before kindergarten. When I was in 5th grade, I got a "homework pass" whenever I won…

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the root of the matter

What does it mean to have roots? Or, conversely, to be rootless? My first thought goes to a relationship with a particular place — a geographical home base. And yet,…

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