Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Postpartum Tea: Taking Care While Changing Identity

“It is a bewildering and lonely thing to be so attached to another human and also feel so adrift and so alone.”

May 26, 2017
Cover Photo: still from the trailer for A Ghost Story
In Which the Magpie Makes a Ghost Map of the City

The haunting of Rooney Mara . . . a delivery room turned walk-in closet . . . Ain Gordon’s “Radicals in Miniature”

May 25, 2017
Cover Photo: Still from the television series Mr. Robot
Origin Stories: Mr. Robot and the Death of My Father

“Tragedy taught me one thing: Bad shit happens, and it can happen to me and the people I love.”

May 25, 2017
Cover Photo: image by Mike Licht/flickr
Four “Types” of Creative Writing “Careers”

Traditional, stealth mode, performing, or freelance: which approach to a writing career is for you?

May 24, 2017
Cover Photo: Emily Raboteau
Entering Jerusalem: Scenes from the March of Flags

Notes from 2016’s Jerusalem Day, an Israeli national holiday.

May 24, 2017
Cover Photo: image via baabix/flickr
It’s Crying Time

Eyes up, no tears. Dad’s stage-four cancer, I thought, shouldn’t cause everyone to break down.

May 23, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Future in Motion: Why I Judge High School Debate Tournaments
“You hope and hope they’ll get their chance and you know it’s possible they won’t.”
May 22, 2017
Cover Photo: Drew Bates/flickr
The Love of a Good Woman: A Visit to Alcatraz
“This is doing time. This is giving away a piece of your life. If I did get fixed, it wasn’t jail that did the fixing.”
May 11, 2017
Cover Photo: photo courtesy of the author
Searching for the Internment Camp Where My Father Was Held
The phrase used was “barbed wire fever”—what we now call post-traumatic stress disorder.
May 10, 2017
Cover Photo: image via Martín Julio Vázquez/flickr
What If We Cultivated Our Ugliness? or: The Monstrous Beauty of Medusa
“Medusa’s ugliness grew and grew, becoming something greater than herself but still part of her legend.”
May 23, 2017
Cover Photo: Still from  the original Twin Peaks
The Mystery of the Woods: Twin Peaks and the Pacific Northwest
“Twin Peaks did much to define the image of the Pacific Northwest in the popular imagination.”
May 18, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The Bed Wench: On Writing About Your Community
“Fear is the most intimate partner I’ve ever had once I started my writing career.”
May 17, 2017
Cover Photo: photo by Quinn Dombrowski/flickr
Punishment
“Buy milk. Pay bills. Sever arm. Water fern.”
May 19, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Never Quiet Again
“It’s not that we don’t remember what it was like before the sound. If you asked us, we could tell you.”
May 12, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
There Are Worse Things Than Money
“Don’t get pimply before a trial. It’s a sign of stress. They’ll think you’re lying.”
Apr 28, 2017